Monday, 2 October 2017

Woodware Winter Trees

Hi Everyone,

I have a trio of Christmas Cards to share today using a Woodware stamp set 'Forest'

I used various shades of Distress Inks for the backgrounds brushed on with my Ink Duster brushes then dropped water on with a waterbrush, left for a few seconds and mopped up with kitchen towel.

I then stamped the trees with Memento Ink, masking the tree in the foreground to stamp the others. This is where it would have been handy to have a Misti as on a couple of the trees I didn't get the clear impression I wanted, I stamped the sentiment also from the set underneath and then cut the panels just a fraction smaller than the card fronts.

I'm going to enter the blue version into the lovely Darnell's NBUS Challenge as I bought this stamp set 2 years ago and this is the first time it has got an inking :)

Thats all for now,

Hugs Kaz xxx


Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous trio of cards Kaz! I love the soft inking, and the dropped water really looks like snow. So stylish!!!!
Carol x

Liz McGuire, said...

These are cool, great background technique. Will need to give that a go, Liz x

Carole said...

Lovely cards. Those trees look great against your subtle inky backgrounds.x

Sarah said...

These are really lovely, the snowy background looks amazing xx

Chris said...

Beautiful trio of cards karen, love the effect of the background effective.

cotnob said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Karen, lovely inked backgrounds - a fabulous CAS design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Marianne's Craftroom said...

These are so pretty I really like them

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Aaaw now Karen, you have gone and made me buy that stamp set now! These are beautiful, very classy Christmas cards! Have a great day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Cara said...

Fabulous cards, love how delicate your inky backgrounds are x

Darnell said...

I love this soft and dreamy design, Kaz! The background colors are the perfect choices and I love the splatters! I think you did an amazing job with the masking and inking and now I want that set, darn it! I'm glad you got it out to play and thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #12! Hugs, Darnell

Marianne said...

Beautiful cards, Karen. Love the soft look of the blending. And yes, it's a beautiful stamp too.
Marianne x

scrappymo! said...

Popped over from the NBUS challenge. Your cards are lovely.

I have just purchased Stampin Up's Lovely As A Tree, and think I would like to try this inky background idea. Will give you credit of course..

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Wow !! I love this bundle of cards !! I really adore this kinda modern look of the trees.