Wednesday, September 11, 2013


I created this treat collection way back in 2008 so the stamps and most of the punches are all retired...but the ideas here can easily be done with current stamps and/or MDS! The round ones are peppermint patties.

I call this card "Spooky Night" and even though I made it in 2011, everything I used is still current, except the glossy card stock. You should be able to do it on Whisper White however, as another demo assured me we can do the Polished Stone technique on Whisper White. To do that background technique, just dampen a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol, put 2 to 3 drops each of two or three ink colors (see below for the colors I think I used) then dab, dab, dab that inked cotton ball all over your cardstock panel! The alcohol dries quickly, and once dry you can stamp over it. I stamped the trees with Versamark, embossed with white embossing powder, then stamped them again and embossed with black powder. Oh, you are wondering about the moon??? Well, I didn't put much polished stone in that area so I could take a punched-out circle to sponge on the Versamark (in the negative space, but you figured that out already, right?) then emboss with white powder. You can also do this as a resist technique - do your stamping and embossing first, then dab the polished stone effect over the images, wipe excess ink from the embossed parts with a tissue.

Lovely As A Tree stamp set:
128655 ($27.95) Wood Mount OR 127793 ($19.95) Clear Mount
Versamark Ink Pad 102283 ($7.50); White Embossing Powder 109132 ($4.75);
Black Embossing Powder 109133 ($4.75); Refill inks ($2.95 e.) - Pumpkin Pie105229;
Perfect Plum 102107; Elegant Eggplant 105222;
(Black and Pumpkin Pie cardstock layers)


  1. Can you believe I still don't have this stamp set? I love what you did with this stamp set and card. Thanks for being a part of the fall LNS Treasure Hunt!

  2. Reminds me of a card we made in the club a few years ago for Christmas. I loved it then and love this now

  3. I love this card! It's beautiful! Thanks for helping me with the treasure hunt!