Hi everyone. I needed a quick birthday card for a family member and I used this Chocolate Baroque set called Trees a Crowd which has a lovely selection of tree images to choose from and which I am using for the first time. I do love a wreath shape and so I got out my Gina K Wreath builder used with my Misti stamping tool to give me the positioning for the eight repeats, and I stamped with Versafine Deep Lagoon ink and used the same ink for the sentiment which I placed in the middle, and which I also heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. I did stamp several times to get a good dark image and I have to say the blue has come out very dark, so that it looks more black than blue.
I decided to also stamp the trees again in the middle so the trunks butted up give the look of a reflection and for this I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink for a softer look. Obviously they all overlapped and it just makes a pattern in the middle. I also used a Lavinia stencil called Laurel, and I also added some blended ink around the edges with this same blue ink.
Thank you for joining me here today and I will see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers November Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers November Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes.
AAA Birthday Challenge - No. 43 Monochrome.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 702 Anything Goes/Add Numbers.
NBUS Challenge - No. 44 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.