Oh my, it's been three weeks since I posted here. I've been enjoying long, lazy summer days at the lake, where internet is forbidden (lol).
Today, the IO designers are posting challenges to use stamps for "other than their intended purpose." Well, hmmm, I think I interpreted this a little differently than other designers did. Because I'm a card maker, MY feeble brain interpreted the challenge as "Don't make a CARD Deborah." So I didn't. Ummm...I used the tree...as a tree! (lol) BUT...I did use it on a different project though, so I hope the IO gals will let me away with it.
I used this beautiful tree to design a votive candle shade. After creating four panels from green cardstock with Nestabilities scalloped and square dies, I stamped the image on vellum, colouring the stamp with a green watercolour marker, then added accents of Aleene's "True Snow," and sprinkled Aleene's clear glitter over it while it was still wet. Then I rummaged through my bead stash and fashioned bead strings to sew on to tiny organza bows, and added paper roses to hide the stitching. I just LOVE this particular little tree!
If you like trees, Impression Obsession has five full pages of them for your pleasure, starting here.
The first image is unlit, the second shows it with a battery operated flickering candle inside.
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