Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hero Arts Snowy Tree

I've had this Hero Arts stamp for years now but the only time I've ever used it was in a card making class I taught.  It was time to revisit it along with the technique I used to color it.

I first placed the cling stamp in my MISTI and stamped it with VersaFine black onyx ink onto a piece of watercolor paper.  Then I colored the tree with a green Memento marker.  In hindsight, I should have done the wash behind the tree before coloring it in so I could have gotten closer to the tree.  

After coloring the tree, I dabbed a bit of Diamond Stickles on my craft mat and spritzed it with some water.  I also dabbed a bit of Peeled Paint distress ink on the mat and blended the ink into the Stickles so the Stickles turned green.  With a very tiny paint brush, I brushed the green Stickles over the entire tree.  Once the tree was dry, I then did the back wash with Tumbled Glass distress ink watered down and applied the Liquid Pearl drops to the tree.

Products used to make the card:

Hero Arts Snowy Tree
Echo Park Hello Winter 6x6 paper pack
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Winter 6x6 paper pack
Taylor Expressions Cookie Monster Cardstock
Diamond Stickles
Sizzix Holiday Words
Lt. Blue and Pearl Liquid Pearls
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Christmas / Winter Holidays
Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann


  1. What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the blues behind your pretty tree!

  2. Ohhhhh! This is so beautiful! I love how you added more texture and shimmer with the Stickles! And I think the wash on the background looks fabulous just the way it is. This scene is so lovely and made me feel a moment of peace and calm. Happy holidays to you and yours and thank you for taking time out to share something so inspiring with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  3. Beautiful card Ann! Love that pretty tree!! Love the sparkle and dimension too!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  4. Beautiful card! I love how you colored the sparkly tree. Thank you for sharing your card at A Blog Named Hero.