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June Nacho Average Blog Hop-Sheltering Tree

Welcome to the Nacho Average Blog Hop for June.  This month we are celebrating the men in our lives by creating masculine-themed cards.

For my projects, I am featuring the stamp set Sheltering Tree.

For my first project, I created a watercolor background combined with Sheltering Tree and the Woodland Embossing Folder.

Sheltering Tree 096

I live in the mountains of southern Colorado, and this is pretty much the view of my surroundings.  Green grass, blue sky and aspen trees!

Stamp what you know!

The technique to get the colors behind the images on the embossing folder is one of my favorites.  And it is really simple to do. 

First, open the embossing folder and swipe ink from ink pads onto the inside of the folder that has the name "Sizzix" on the front.  For this card, I swiped on Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Marina Mist and Island Indigo inks.  Then, I lightly spritzed it with water so the ink just begins to pool.  I then inserted a piece of watercolor paper into the folder and ran it through my Big Shot.  When done, the watercolor background is now behind the trees.  You can also add an image that will be behind the trees as well using the steps above.  Just remember to stamp your image on the inside of the folder that has the word "Sizzix" on the front.

After the watercolor paper dried, I took a black marker and filled in the bark lines on the trees.  I then stamped the small leaves from Sheltering Tree using Emerald Envy and Cucumber Crush inks.  You can't really tell from the photo, but I added clear Wink of Stella to the tree trunks, so the card has a little bit of shimmer.

The greeting is from the June Paper Pumpkin kit, Many Manly Occasions.  I stamped it using Archival Black onto a strip of watercolor paper, then added a light watercolor wash.

My second project is a watercolor sunset.

Sheltering Tree 101

 

I swiped and sponged on my colors (Island Indigo, Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Elegant Eggplant, Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist and Crushed Curry) onto the watercolor paper card front.  I  lightly spritzed the colors with water, allowing them to pool and run together and then set it aside to dry.  After the paper was completely dry, I stamped the tree from Sheltering Tree in Archival Black ink, then heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  I tore a piece of Basic Black paper for the bottom of the card and embossed the greeting (Many Manly Occasions) using white embossing powder.  After I assembled the card, I swished on some Clear Wink of Stella for a little shimmer.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Be sure to continue on through the Hop and see the beautiful creations of our talented Design Team!

Anne (you are here)

Christy

Leilani

Rose

Tammy

Yapha

Supplies Used:

Sheltering Tree meets Woodland Embossing Folder

Stamp Sets: Sheltering Tree, Many Manly Occasions (Paper Pumpkin)

Ink: Cucumber Crush, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Archival Black, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker

Paper: Basic Black, watercolor

Accessories: Big Shot, Woodland Embossing Folder, Stampin' Spritzer with water, Clear Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

Sheltering Tree Sunset

Stamp Sets: Sheltering Tree, Many Manly Occasions (paper Pumpkin)

Ink: Island Indigo, Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Elegant Eggplant, Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, Black Archival

Paper: Basic Black, So Saffron, watercolor

Accessories: Embossing Buddy, heat tool, black and white embossing powder, sponge, Stampin' Spritzer with water, Clear Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

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