Friday, January 11, 2019

Winter Stag in Birch Forest

Who doesn't love a stark birch tree in the winter time?. I have had my eye out for a birch stamp for a while now. I final found one that was not tiny and this is what I decided to make. They were a layering process. The first thing I did was to stamp the birch trees on many different types of paper and fussy cut the in between tree parts out {noted below each photo}  
This was initially stamped on an old gift bag that was silver white glitter. To prep the bag, I removed some of the paper backing using just water and rolling it off. Next I stamped using stazon black ink.I had to go back in and retouch most of it with a permanent fine tip pen. The glitter seems to absorb the ink.
Then I mounted it to my background which is just a Christmas wrap scrap secured to sturdy cardstock. Finally I added in a few torn pieces of gift bag and the diecut stag and deer
This one was stamped directly on background paper. Metallic white card stock paper. I defined the trees with a chalk marker and went over it with black liner

Add stag and deer cut from heavy weight shimmer paper as well
Above stamped onto blue cardstock, highlighted with chalk and touched up with black. Fussy cut out forest, mounted on more blue, and glitter scraps as well.
This background is Christmas wrap as well. One solid piece mounted to firm background. Fussy cut and add in more trees. Stag is a decorative ribbon cut out. Note: Glue the image from the ribbon to a card stock base before fussy cutting.


Cindy C. said...

Interesting projects Pam! I especially like the last two projects. And thanks for sharing that fun tree fact!!

ginag said...

Lots and lots of detail here, Pam, which makes for a stunning forest! Thank you for explaining the process.