Sheltering Tree – It’s been a while

I have a friend who is also a customer and her favorite stamp set is Sheltering Tree.  She has made some beautiful cards with this stamp set. I realized the other day that I hadn’t used that set in ages and it was time to correct that error.  My friend will laugh when she reads this because while I used her favorite stamp set, I used her least favorite technique, heat embossing.  I didn’t just do a little bit of heat embossing, I did a lot of it, on this card.  Krista, you are welcome!!


  • Heat embossing – I stamped the tree trunk with Soft Suede first, let it dry completely then stamped the large leaves stamp repeatedly using versamark.  After heat embossing with white embossing power, I stamped and embossed again where there were spots lighter than I liked.
  • Masking – I used my stencil brush to add Soft Sky over the whole card front.  Using a piece of post-it tape I laid it about an inch from the bottom to create a horizon line.  I used Tranquil tide with the stencil brush.
  • I tore the post it tape down the center long-wise to create a mountain mask and masking off the top and the bottom, added Bermuda Bay in the middle.  I moved the mountain over to create a second.
  • Final touches – little bits of grass using the grass stamp from Sheltering Tree and Tranquil Tide.  Don’t forget to wipe off all the embossed areas to remove the ink.  The sentiment from Rose Wonder was embossed in white on Soft Suede and cut it out with Stitched circles.
  • Wood Textures Designer Series paper made the perfect accent and kept the card from being too white, while the whisper white layers allowed the wood to ‘pop’.
  • Card layers from bottom to top – Card base 5×10 scored at 5.  whisper white 4- 5/8 x 4-5/8, wood DSP 4-1/2 x 4-1/2, whisper white 4-1/8 x 4-1/8, top layer whisper white 4×4.

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. This is gorgeous! I love your techniques . I need to get this set out now!

  2. Krista Ackerknecht

    So love this stamp set and this card! And yes, way too much heat embossing for me!😳

  3. Your card is beautiful. I love this stamp set due to its versatility. Thanks for the inspiration to get it out again and for all your info on how you made this card.

  4. GORGEOUS, Lynn! I love everything about it! <3

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