Hello there and Merry October! We're welcoming in this delightful month with a re-visit to Papertrey Ink's O'Tannebaum stamp set. It's one I have loved from my first time stamping with it....actually even before that. All it took was a peek at the graphic Nichole sent the Design Team, introducing this set to us, and I was hooked:).
How do you choose which tree to use? I love them all, you? This rustic little, twiggy, pine tree called my name, and so for my first card, I used it across the bottom of my card, heat embossing the trunk in gold embossing powder, and then stamping the trunk a second time, this time in Cocoa Bean, slightly off center from the embossed trunk. My branches are heat embossed in Zing! Blush, Recollections Vintage Mint, and Stampendous Shabby Green. The snow image was then heat embossed in white....love all of the fun layers you can add to bring these trees to life.
I stamped my sentiment on a Double Ended Banners die using Stormy Sea ink (my favorite new go-to color). I used the snow stencil from the new Make it Market Kit: Post & Parcel, using heavy gesso to create my snowfall. I rubbed Fresh Snow ink over my images to create a soft, winter feel, and then added a few clear sequins and baker's twine as finishing touches.
My next card uses another sweet pine tree stamp, also consisting of three-steps like the first. I stamped my tree in Simply Chartreuse with Ripe Avocado on the outer edges. The ornaments are stamped in Pure Poppy, and the outer flurries are heat embossed in white.
I stamped on Kraft cardstock, distressing the edges and adding more Fresh Snow ink to create that soft feel again. The Postmarks stamp set was used around the edges, stamping in Classic Kraft, Stormy Sea (using the stamping off technique), and Pure Black (also using the stamping off technique).
Hope this set gets you all warm and cozy and ready for some holiday crafting! Sure appreciate you stopping by!