Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Green Tree Tops Video

Hello, Crafters.

Today's video shows how to change the five tree stamp in the Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set from barren trees into glorious summer trees: Green Tree Tops with Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set!

I posted my original card here last week and I was asked how I did the trees.

Before I made the video I played around with different cardstocks and I used Wink Of Stella on one of them as well.

The first cardstock I used was our normal Whisper White but as I show in the video, it doesn't take very much before the moisture content of the products used caused the cardstock to start disintegrating.

If you're careful, this cardstock can be used but we have others that are easier to use.

The second cardstock I tried was our Watercolour Paper. With this I found I didn't get a very crisp image of the trees, presumably because the paper has texture to it.

When I went over the tree tops the results were OK but not great.

I wasn't too bothered about that because part of the plan was to put Dazzling Diamonds or Wink of Stella on top.

The tree trunks and ground were a different story! When I went over them, the colour spread out but left a definite line in the centre.

I decided this wasn't the best use for our Watercolour Paper!

Next I tried our Shimmery White A4 Cardstock - the result was brilliant! The green was the best green out of all my experiments.

As I was so pleased with the result of this one I went ahead and completed the card.

I allowed it to dry a little bit while I stamped, painted and fussy cut the plane out. I also stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment. 

When I'd finished this, I went back to the image, painted over the tree tops with my Two Way Glue Pen and covered with Dazzling Diamonds.

It looked fabulous. Then I wondered what it would look like if I used Wink of Stella instead of Dazzling Diamonds.

Top card: Whisper White Cardstock & Dazzling Diamonds
Second card: Shimmery White Cardstock & Dazzling Diamonds
Third card: Shimmery White Cardstock & Wink of Stella
I had one image already prepared on our regular Whisper White Cardstock so I tried it on there.

The result was sparkly tree tops but not as sparkly as the Dazzling Diamonds.

The green didn't lose any of it's brightness and the images stayed flat, whereas the Dazzling Diamond trees were definitely raised - not a massive amount but just enough to give real texture to the card.

My verdict? Definitely Shimmery White Cardstock but Dazzling Diamonds vs. Wink of Stella? I don't know!

I love the brightness of the green with Wink of Stella and I love the texture of Dazzling Diamonds. If I had to make a decision, I'd go for Wink of Stella because it looks more summery.

I think you can just about see the differences in the last photograph.

The Shimmery White Cardstock is quite creamy in comparison to our regular Whisper White Cardstock (compare first and second cards).

The first and second cards have been created with Dazzling Diamonds and the third card is with Wink of Stella.

That's it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card design, its classic! I enjoy all your posts and videos, they are well planned and orderly. Keep creating !!! Thanks again, Ab (From Kansas)

  2. Hi, Ab. It's great to hear from you. I'm so pleased you enjoy what I do. All the time I know there are people like you and all my other followers out there, I'll keep on doing what I love and sharing it with you all. Many thanks and happy crafting. JanB. ☺