Friday, December 11, 2009

Dead Tree Christmas Card

For the past few months one of the local stamp clubs I attend has had a round robin stamp challenge. Several months ago we each brought a stamp and each month we have rotated them so that each person has a turn with each stamp. Our sweet Judy brought a dead tree stamp and we all bemoaned our turn with it. However month by month we were amazed with what the designated person came up for it. I actually think it challenged us more than any of the other stamps as we really had to contemplate our design. We had more fun trying to come up with something different. Anyway I was last on the list and this is what I did with it. I first stamped the nest from Scrolls Work Rubber Stamps then I masked it off and stamped the Cardinal... also from Scrolls Work. Then after those were masked off I stamped the dead tree from Stamps by Judith. It does look a lot better in real life... you can't really see that the cardinal has black stickels and a seed bead for the eye. I also added white stickles here and there on the branches, in the end... I really liked it! 


Jacque Heaton said...

Wow great job! Too bad all that great detail didn't show up, but things always looks better in person.

Rhonda said...

This is wonderful! I love the cardinal nesting in this leafless tree - a definite optimist! Cheers!

Jan said...

this is sweet! You met this challenge very well. I like the idea for the round robin and am suggesting it to my own group for future possibilities.