I decided to do something other than a Christmas card with the Tree Lot Dies, although I’m sure I will do something Christmassy with them as well. I am just not ready to think about that time of year yet. I am still enjoying the summer weather and don’t want to wish this time of year away. I’m not sick of the hot weather yet. I’m sure I will get there though. :O
When I saw the Tree Lot Dies in the current Sale-a-bration catalog and as a permanent resident of Colorado since 1989, I knew I had to have them. Just like I had to have the Mountain Air and Majestic Mountain Dies. They reminded me of the time I spent camping with my kids in Rocky Mountain National Park and Mesa Verde National Park when they were little! Although, we never had a camper then. We always used a tent. We used to tell my daughter that all the wild animals were locked up in cages at night when she would express concern over them. My son was probably too young to wonder about them. Oh, and the Oceanfront Stamp Set…well…who doesn’t love the beach? I really happy that my daughter moved back to Colorado from the beach two years ago, but the beach is always beautiful and am wondering when I will get to go to the beach again.
I used a 5″ x 7″ frame for this project. I cut a piece of Basic White card stock down to 5″ x 7″ to fit the frame and then lightly brushed Coastal Cabana ink along the top for the sky.
Using the Mountain Air Stamp Set and VersaMark Ink, I stamped the mountain range image onto a piece of Highland Heather card stock and added white embossing powder. I used the heat tool to set the powder. Then I cut the embossed mountain range out with the Majestic Mountain Dies. I cut another mountain range with the same dies out of the same colored card stock.
With Granny Apple Green ink, I stamped the pine trees along the top edge of 2 pieces of Basic White card stock that measured about 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and cut them out. Unfortunately, the trees stamp is not 7″ long, so you will have to piece these two piece together to make the trees long enough to fit the width of the frame. If you click on the photo, it will open up a little larger and you will be able to see the seam on the right side of the photo.
Beneath the trees, I stamped the water in Coastal Cabana and the ground in Soft Suede using stamps from the Oceanfront stamp set. The camp fire was stamped using a stamp set I bought on Amazon and colored with Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I fussy-cut it out.
Most everything is attached with dimensionals. The background mountain range is set down flat against the sky. The embossed mountains are attached with dimensionals and the trees and water and ground piece are attached flat over the mountains. The camper along with campfire are attached with dimensionals.
Well, I hope you like what you saw here today. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Until next time…
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