Thinking of trees with leaves …


… and not dripping with snow!  I’ve wanted to use this set for a more springtime feel, and here is the result.  Notice that the front panel only has Texturz embossing on part of it?  Mostly it’s a matter of positioning the card front correctly on the plate.  Using a scrap of card stock as a mask is also useful, as is blue painter’s tape to make sure everything doesn’t shift in the Big Shot.

The hinge effect on this card is created by creating a second score 1″ from the first one, on the reverse (inside) of the card front.  I adhered the hinge before punching and tying the ribbon, but that’s optional.

The postage stamp template is found HERE.  I made a mask from a piece of acetate, tracing the inside of one of the stamps with a fine-tip Sharpie and ruler and cutting it out the inside.  The mask keeps the stamping and sponging inside the postage stamp area (this is actually called a reverse mask, because you’re protecting the outside, not the inside, as usual).  If you’re a camper with me, we’ll do something with the Faux Postage technique before too long.  I never get tired of it!

Stamps:  Trendy Trees

Ink:  Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue

Paper:  Bordering Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla

Other:  Big Shot and SU! Backgrounds I Texturz plate (Small Dots), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Sponge, Word Window Punch, Satin Ribbon (Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla), postage edge scissors

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2 Responses to Thinking of trees with leaves …

  1. Sally estes says:

    Love it! Can’t wait to see your postage stamp technique in action!

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