Monday, October 17, 2011
I love to work with "tree" stamps. This tree is one from the new Heartfelt Creations "Classic Christmas Collection" and is from the "Magnificent Spruce Trees PreCut Set" (HCPC 3432) - you get two stamps in this set. I started out by stamping the Heartfelt Creations Music Background using Memento Black ink. The large Spruce Tree was white embossed over the music, then sponged with Tim Holtz "Peeled Paint" (this ink is green) to bring out the embossed tree. The design paper used in the background is from the BoBunny "Father Christmas Collection" paper pad. The white snowflake up in the corner is one of the new Cheery Lynn Snowflakes "Snowflake2" (DL166). After die cutting it, I used glue to cover the top surface and sprinkled on sparkly glitter. On top of the snowflake I layered poinsettias from one of the stamps in the Heartfelt Creations "Poinsettia Spray PreCut Set" (HCPC 3418). A few black beads were added to the center of the layered poinsettia. Under the poinsettia I added some of the new Cheery Lynn 'Pine Branches" (B146). They look exactly like branches from a pine tree and you do get two different styles (4 dies) in this package. I can see using the die all year long. On the corners of the music background I added four die cut corners using the Spellbinders "Lace Doily Accents" dies. To finish the card some silver rhinestones were added to the tree to give it a little sparkle.
I want to remind you about our challenge this week. Please go over to check out Joan's Gardens blog to see all the details. She is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate. Wouldn't this come in handy to purchase some the new Heartfelt Creations stamps, Memory Box Dies, or some of the new Cheery Lynn dies she posted today!!!
All the products I use can be purchased at Joan's Gardens.
Yesterday my DH and I went up in the mountains to take a train ride from Ione, WA to Metaline Falls, WA to see the autumn colors. I did not get many pictures but did snap this one of my DH standing in line waiting to board the train. It was an antique train that went through the mountains along the Pend Oreille River, through the 810 ft long Vail tunnel, and over the trestle over Box Canyon. To add to the fun the train was "robbed" to help support the non-profit Cutter Theatre in Metaline Falls. We had a lot of fun seeing the scenic landscape and meeting new people. After the ride we enjoyed a great meal before returning home.
My DH is standing at the end of the line. We chose to ride in one of the antique closed coaches rather than the open air cars or caboose.