Sunday, October 20, 2013

Trying Something New

My new ODBD stamp, Joy Tree,  came in the mail the other day so I had fun playing with it.  I already had the Joy To The World Hymn stamp so I combined them.
I started by stamping the tree in the middle of the white panel with Versamark then embossed it with green e.p.  After masking the tree, I stamped the hymn onto the panel with Mustard and Cocoa (rocking technique).  I always think musical pages should be old so I crumpled and distressed then added some more mustard and cocoa inks.  Sponged green onto the tree.
Now here comes the part I had never done - I turned the panel over and using my masking piece as a template, I used a stylus to emboss the outline of the tree.
Topped with a gold star brad.
Main panel is backed with Kraft and the card base is Garden Green.

It will be fun to see how many ways I can use this stamp.  I'm thinking gold embossing on Vellum next.  We'll see.

Thanks for looking.  Thanks for taking time to comment.

Craft Your Passion - emboss
Our Daily Bread Designs - make your own background
Bearly Mine - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Simon Says Wednesday - Christmas
Penny's Paper Crafting - anything
ODB OWH - sentiment as main focus
Kraft Journal - discover something new


  1. This is so pretty! Love the distressed background and the brilliant green topped with a gold star! Lovely work pairing two great ODBD stamps! Thanks for joining us for the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge this week! Blessings!

  2. What a lovely Christmas card!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!


  3. Clever technique.It gives the illusion of the tree being layered on top.Super card and stamping.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  4. Your Christmas card is amazing! Love your new stamp! Thanks for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal!

  5. Oh Marsha, I love how you've combined these two ODBD images and making a wonderful background! Wonderful glad you've joined us again for this week's ODBD Shining the Light challenge...hugs, Cheryl

  6. I really LOVE this, Marsha. You're SO creative and such a talented artist, and I'm blessed to have you share with us. May God bless you as you create and share. Have a great week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. What a beautiful Christmas card Marsha!! I love the background you created and your tree!! Great distressing and design!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

  8. What a great idea to emboss the outline from the back! I've never heard of that before. Your card is beautiful and I really like the colors you chose. This is a fantastic way to showcase this beautiful stamp. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.