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Lovely as a Tree

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Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set has been in the Stampin' Up! Catalog for a longggg time because it is a true CLASSIC. Today, I used it to try the BLACK ICE TECHNIQUE: Lightly drag an Archival Black Ink Pad over metallic foil paper. Then stamp your image in black ink. Dry completely with a heat tool. Heat emboss the entire layer using Versamark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder. I personally would have named this technique "tintype," because it looks so much like early photography!!

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This one uses Gold Foil. SECRET: I got a big blob of black ink on this foil and didn't like it. So...I punched out the trees and threw away the blob!! LOL I actually like this layout!

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Don't these look old fashioned??

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And here is a quick SPRING card that uses a touch of sponging!

This is a MUST HAVE stamp set, available in my online store now.

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Comments

Great examples Nancy! I love this technique and you sure did it justice. You made lemonade out of lemons punching out the trees and it looks like you meant to do it all along. That's being creative for sure.

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