I can’t stop making pine tree cards!
A few days ago I shared this card and as I said, I love this stamp set so much I am on a pine tree cards kick! I just love how you can use stamps that are so deceptively simple and get so many beautiful looks with them. This set is sure to be one of my go-tos either to be featured on their own like with today’s project or as added elements on any card that calls for a beautiful pine tree. There are eight different stamps, all in different sizes and slightly different styles. This set gives you endless opportunities to combine these beauties for lots of texture, dimension and detail.
The Copse of Pine Trees
- Cut a decorative white layer for the tree scene using the second largest die from the Nested Scallop with Half Holes set.
- Mask off the sides of the scene layer with masking tape to protect the decorative border.
- Secure the scene layer in the MISTI.
- Secure the Pine Tree stamp in place, apply green ink and stamp the image. Pro Tip: using my MISTI allows me to stamp an image more than once if necessary to get a full perfect image.
- Continue stamping the tree images using two different sized trees to complete the darker front row of trees. Pro Tip: Make sure to stamp the trees at different heights to create a natural looking scene.
- To create the tree line in the distance secure the tree stamp in place, apply green ink, stamp off once on scrap paper then stamp on the scene layer.
- Continue stamping off the tree images once and then stamping to complete the lighter second row of trees.
- Use white cardstock to cut a narrow sentiment layer using the decorative die.
- Cut the top portion of the sentiment layer using the Deckle Hill die.
- Secure the white layer and sentiment stamp in the MISTI.
- Apply green ink and stamp the sentiment.
Assemble Your Pine Tree Card
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and a white 4.75″ x 3.75″ layer.
- Apply the green ink all the way around the border of the white layer using a blender brush. Pro Tip: If you don’t have the colored cardstock layer to match your project you can always create your own with the ink used for your stamped images.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the tree layer and attach it to the green layer.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the green and frame layer and attach it to the card base.
- Finish by attaching mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer, line it up to match the decorative edge and attach it to the scene layer.
Pine tree cards can be used for any occasion, really. Leave them simple like this for a simple message or gussy them up as you like for different reasons. They also make the PERFECT cards for men! I can’t wait to hear what you make with these new stamps!
Pine tree cards can be used for any occasion.