I posted this pic on my Facebook page today for fun.  But it did get me thinking about all the stamp sets I do have.  As a demonstrator I find myself buying the newest stamp sets all the time so that I can share them with both you and my local customers.  But what I have to remember is sometimes I need to pull the older sets, that may be collecting dust, off the shelf and use them.  I sometimes forget that all my new customers and those of you that are just getting acquainted with Stampin’ Up! may have never seen a stamp set that I just take for granted.

So it was lots of fun when Terri, the hostess at Saturday’s party, asked me to show her group the Lovely As a Tree Stamp Set.  She actually wanted me to share with them how to do the reflection technique.  So I dusted off the box and began to play with this oldie put goldie.

  •  First I took the stamp with the grouping of trees and stamped it with Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Card Stock.
  • Then you need a piece of Window sheet or transparency a little larger than the size of the stamp.  Stamp with Early Espresso Ink on the Window Sheet.   Flip the inked window upside down and lay it very carefully under the original stamped image.  Now you rub the top of the window sheet being careful not to move it.  Pick it up (carefully) and you have a perfect reflection.
  • Use Sponge Daubers and ink to color making sure you remove some ink on a scrap first.  Begin with a little ink and a light touch. You can always add more ink but you can’t remove it!
  • Click here to view a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.
Lovely As A Tree is a wonderful stamp set that most of my customers own.  It’s a great set for wintery scenes and masculine cards.  I love all the stamps in the set.  To view a masculine card using the single big oak tree and a different technique click here.   

Stamp Set: Lovely As A Tree (Wood 128655, Clear 127793)
Ink: Early Espresso (126974), Old Olive (126953), Marina Mist (126962)
Paper: Early Espresso (119686), Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (100730), Window Sheets (114323)
Tools:  Circle Collection Framelits (130911),  Big Shot (113439), Sponge Daubers (102892)
Accessories: Early Espresso 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126871), Dimensionals (104430)