Happy Tuesday to you! It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
I'm more excited about this card than I have been about a card in a long time. I've been wanting to try this technique. Take a look then I'll explain.
See the snow on the tree??? So cool!! Here's a close up...
Several months ago, I watched this YouTube demonstration of Korin Sutherland (owner of Sweet n Sassy Stamps) making a "moonlit winter wonderland" card.
(You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT4gG2cgNu0&feature=share)
It is so pretty!! But I didn't have any tree branch stamps... until now! :) DRS Designs is our sponsor this week and they graciously provided stamps for the DT. I chose "Summer's End Tree."
I tried to follow Korin's instructions, but I had trouble getting perfect placing of my stamp, so on that attempt, my tree didn't turn out as nicely as hers did. :/
Another thing happened just a few weeks ago... I was reading a blog and the crafter was raving about her new tool... a MISTI. I'd never heard of it, so I went looking. WOW! But I knew it was beyond my budget. But... my birthday was last month, and I was given some money as a gift. :) I looked but could not justify a MISTI but then I saw the Mini MISTI. I found it for a good price on Amazon and used my birthday money. I LOVE IT!!
Back to my tree...
Following her instructions, I stamped it with Versamark, moved the paper ever so slightly up in the Mini MISTI, stamped with Versafine onyx black, then embossed both with clear embossing powder. I sponged over the image with TH stormy sky, and because the ink won't stay where it has been clear embossed, the snow on the branches magically appears! It is soooo pretty IRL!!
~DRS Designs Woven Plaid (made the background paper with it)
~DRS Designs Summer's End Tree
~Memento Rhubarb Stalk
~Sweet n Sassy Christmas Tags clear sentiment
~Clear embossing powder
~TH stormy sky
~TH forest moss
~Spellbinders Delightful Tree (the birds)
As I mentioned, DRS Designs is our sponsor for this week...
And we've got another wonderful sketch for you...
Love to Scrap #90 - anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs - non-traditional image to make Christmas card
Penny Black November - anything Christmas
Stamping Sensations November - Christmas greetings
A snowflake promise #33 - anything goes/opt twist seasons (I went AG)
Please pop over and visit the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to see all the wonderful creations of the DT!!
Thanks so much for stopping and have a blessed day!!