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Hello again! I have been seeing this technique in Penny Black YouTube channel all the time and wanted to try it out. You can find many other fantastic videos on their channel if you want to. I had this beautiful stamp with tree branches from Stampendous. So, I thought I could create different looks with it. If you want to watch the video to see how I created it, here it is. You can find full list off supplies here at the bottom of this post or at the description area in YouTube.

Let’s start with the first one:

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I used my Misti tool to be able to stamp the branches time after time because I wanted to have a deeper coloring on the tree. Also, I used my Faber Castell Pitt Brush markers to go over some areas to create some diversity in color. This way it is closer to a real look. I used my Distress inks to stamp, and for each one I used the tones of a color family. In this one, I went for a tone on tone look, and I chose browns. After I stamped my image until I am happy, I stamped once more with Versamark ink to emboss it with clear embossing powder. This way, not only I sealed the image, I achieved a crisp, glossy look. Then I colored the background with Distress inks as well, staying in the same color family. Because I embossed my image, the tree resisted to all inking. I preferred a very simple embellishment. I used some gold jewel dots, and also did some splashes with white paint to give a snow effect.

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For the second card, I went for a winter look using two color families. For the tree, I used tones of grey. Again I used my Big Brush pen to give some variance to some parts. With the same method, I embossed it after I finished stamping, so that I seal the image. Then I used tones of blue at the background, using my Distress inks. This way, I achieved a cold, winter look. I embellished it with inly blue jewel dots, and the card was finished.

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For the third card, I went for a different look. This time, I embossed the image with white embossing powder on a navy blue card stock. Then, I used my snowflake stickers to embellish it.

For all the cards, I used the same color card stock for front of the card and the base. I trimmed the front panel a bit smaller than the base, and sticked it with a tape.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you did, don’t forget to leave me a comment, share or subscribe. See you next time! 

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