Project: Art Deco Tree


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A clean and simple card. This card turns back time when all you used was gold embossing powder to stamp with!
I coloured the tree in a green gradient, but it would look fabulous in other colours too.
I used:

  • Penny Black - Slapstick/Cling Deco Tree
  • Penny Black Wonder collection stamp set
  • Card stock: White
  • Distress Markers - Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters.
  • Ink: Distress ink - Gathered Twigs
  • Versamark ink pad - clear, Versafine ink - Onyx Black
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
  • Sticky pads
  • Antistatic Bag




Cut a piece of white card stock 12.5 cm2. Place the card onto the Stamp Platform and dust over with the antistatic bag.

Stamp the tree to the bottom right hand side using the Versamark pad. remove from the platform and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.
Place the card back onto the stamp platform and swop the tree for the greeting stamp from the Wonder collection. Stamp this to the upper left using Versafine Onyx Black ink.




Colour in the tree going from dark at the top of the tree to light green in the swirls.




Stamp the tree again using any colour ink on to a large post-it note. Cut this out to use as a mask. Cut and shape a piece to go over the greeting.

Place the masks over the stamping, make a puddle of Gathered Twigs and spatter the card with a paintbrush




Remove the masks and sponge around the edges with Gathered Twigs.

Mount onto a 15cm2 white base card using sticky pads.