In honor of one of our big ole maple trees that will be coming down in the next day, I am sharing samples made with a soon to be released stamp sheet from Innovative Stamp Creations The "new" part of our historic home is 101 years old this year and the trees are visible in a photo that dates back to some time before 1874. It is a sad day to have to take the tree down, but I guess the alternative of it crashing through the roof is even sadder. We have tried to no avail to get a tree service to come take it down, but nobody wants to tackle this tree. The challenge is that it is on top of a big hill and the drive way and road are cut into the hill making the tree harder to access. My hubby has the week off work and is going to take on the task with a friend who happens to own a bucket truck. The last time they trimmed the tree, the police actually stopped traffic while they dropped a big limb. Hopefully they will be willing to stop again this time. I think I need to leave the house for this, getting nervous just putting my thoughts here!
The first 2 cards were created by coloring the tree stamp with Copic Markers, misting with rubbing alcohol and stamping on Vanilla CS and then Vellum without re-coloring. There was enough ink to stamp 2 images. The finished vellum card below, was layered on Scrapperdashery DP. (the vellum was run through my Xyron using one sided adhesive before affixing it to the DP) The photo turns were die cut with Spellbinders shapeabilities. Hinges set. After embossing them, I sponged the ruby CS with Encore Copper ink before removing the cuts from the die.
Here's a photo of the 2 stamped images I got from coloring the rubber once w/ copics and misting w/ rubbing alcohol. The vellum was backed with rust CS to photograph it.
This sample uses a new embossing folder called Floral Screen that was swiped with Adirondack pigment white ink. The Ruby, coral & White layers were cut and embossed with Spellbinders Classic Rectangles sm. & lg. The dbl. ended tag is also a spellbinders die.
Have a great day, I hope to fit the challenge in if I can get past the distractions here.........