I love Susanne's designs from the Silhouette America store. I think by now, I own them all!!! The Christmas Tree Calligraphic image available at the Silhouette America Store is also an image from the Christmas is the Day set of nine stamps.
Once the Christmas Tree Calligraphic downloaded I opened it up in my Silhouette Software. The tree in the middle is the original tree. I duplicated the tree and sized is down to be a bit smaller than the original tree. I then duplicated that tree and placed it on the opposite side of the original tree.
I used a dark card stock and I will explain why in a moment.
The settings I used on the machine were for plain card stock
- Speed 3
- Thickness 33
- Blade 3
With a bit of spray adhesive on the back I placed my die cuts where I wanted them on my card stock. I them colored the entire sheet with my Copic Air Brush system. I used an array of greens until I achieved my desired color.
Desired color and airbrushing complete.
To finish the card panel I stated both sizes of trees from the Christmas is the Day set in between my masked trees. The Merry Christmas is also from the same set. I stamped and heat embossed on vellum and added a bit of brown ink to the vellum.
The reason I like to use dark card stock as masks is that I can add color over the top, as in this case, I cut black Christmas trees, was able to air brush over the entire top of them with multiple shades of green and I am still able to use them as black trees on a different card. The sentiment is another Quietfire Design, Hold on to the Spirit of Christmas.
Thank you for joining me today!! I hope you enjoyed this post!!
Happy Stamping and cutting!!