Tree Trio

Today’s cards are made with a cute set from My Favorite Things and some oxide inks. I didn’t set out to make watercolour cards but it seems I just can’t help it! I stamped the little tree skeleton stamp in versamark then embossed in clear powder. Next I inked the triangle tree stamp in peeled paint and peacock feathers oxide inks and stamped over the top of the skeletons. Then, not willing to leave the trees,  I gave them a watercolour look by blending the two colours within the triangle with water.

I used the same two inks to create a blended sky over the embossed MFT Christmas background stamp. I painted the snow banks in amongst the trees by picking up ink off my glass mat.

I followed a similar process to create this blue card. I inked the triangles with blue print sketch and stormy sky distress oxide inks, blended them and stamped the tree skeleton over the top with blueprint sketch. The background is once again embossed then swiped through some diluted blue print sketch and stormy sky distress oxide ink on my glass mat.

The final card is a very simple design but again I started with two tone blended trees (a different tree stamp). This time my colours were bundled sage and lucky clover oxide inks. Once the trees were dry I stamped the dot stamp over the top with candied apple oxide ink and added a sentiment in the same ink.

I decided to make the sentiment shiny by embossing in clear powder, then restamped all the dots so I could emboss them too.

These cards are a bit different from my usual style but reminded me how much fun can be had with the oxide inks.


Stamps:  Christmas background, trio of trees (MFT)

Inks: versamark & peeled paint, peacock feathers, stormy sky, blueprint sketch, bundled sage, lucky clover, candied apple distress oxide inks

Papers: hot pressed watercolour paper, red cardstock, olive cardstock, blue cardstock

Also: clear embossing powder, glass mat

14 Comments on “Tree Trio”

  1. Christine says:

    Great card ideas. Beautiful colours.

  2. creatingincolors says:

    That is such a pretty scene you created with those little trees, and the colors are gorgeous!

  3. Heidi says:

    Lovely cards with these super fun trees!

  4. Mary Ann says:

    Fun, indeed! All three cards are great!

  5. Liz Jones in New Hampshire says:

    So cute, and idea I can use today, to rescue some triangle trees that are just not working yet: stamping white tree branches over them. Perfect! Thank you!

  6. Pat says:

    These stylised trees look great used here Heather and the water blended oxide inks work beautifully on all of them. I love the MFT sentiment background used in the sky area on the first and all over on the second, and the pretty red dots on the third look like lights on the trees. x

  7. Karen Jackson says:

    Who, apart from you Heather, would have envisaged such lovely cards from such a small stamp. The oxide ink colours are gorgeous. My favourite of the three is the first one, but I like the others too.

  8. Peggy Wood says:

    Beautiful cards as always. Love how each card is different all from same stamps

  9. bonklassgmailcom says:

    I love the beautiful colors of your trees and sky, Heather! And your snowbanks are perfect! That’s a technique I struggle with! I love how you’ve shown the versatility of this stamp. Three great cards from it!

  10. Liane Desmarais-Cavanagh says:

    These are wonderful. Modern and traditional at the same time. I am also quite taken with the words as background ‘texture’. Thank you for sharing the how-to so I can try for myself.

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