Thursday, July 9, 2015

Go Climb a Tree

This week, the Stampendous Theme is "Go Climb a Tree".  For my post, I am actually doing a repost of a very simple card made with one of my favorite stencils--Tree Line LG745.  I wanted to post it again to let you know that metal is really so easy.  This card took me about 5 minutes to make.

Dreamweaver Tree Line Stencil LG 745
Mercart USA Copper Coated Aluminum
Stamping Details Rubber Embossing Mat
Die Cut Machine (I used the Cuttlebug)
Alcohol Inks (Tim Holtz Butterscotch, Espresso, Terra Cotta and Pesto)
Alcohol Ink Applicator
Sanding Block

1)  Run the stencil and metal through the machine.  With the Cuttlebug, the "sandwich" looks like this: A Plate, Stencil face up, metal--copper side up, rubber mat, and 2 "B" Plates.  In this case, I am debossing, or pushing the metal into the holes in the stencil.
2)  With the stencil still attached, use the alcohol ink applicator to apply alcohol inks to the whole thing.  You are just applying a very LIGHT coat to mottle the copper color and add more interest.  If you apply too much, you will remove the copper that is already there.
3)  With the stencil still attached, sand lightly to remove the color on the raised sections.  Feel free to leave a little copper, like I did in the trees.
4)  Remove the stencil and assemble the card.

I hope you liked this five minute CAS card.  Check out the rest of the bloggers posting today.


  1. Really amazing technique and it does sound easy! Thank you for sharing your card today.

  2. Beautiful card & the technique really does sound easy!
    Hugs, Renee

  3. Simple yet elegant usual a wonderful metal rendering with the tree-line stencil.

  4. WOW - BEAUTIFUL card!!!
    You make it sound so FUN & EASY to do - THANK YOU - looking forward to giving it a try!!!
    TracyM #6773 from Victoria, Australia :)