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O'Tannenbaum Revisited...

Good morning!  Happy weekend and happy October!  The Papertrey Ink Sr Team is up for another revisit post since it's the first of the month.  Each month we pull out a previously released set and bring you some fresh inspiration.  This month we're showcasing O'Tannenbaum...


I have a couple of projects for you today using this great set.  The first one is a wintery scene that combines one of the tree images from O'Tannenbaum with a few bunnies from the Simply Spring Borders set.  I started by watercoloring a background using Enchanted Evening, Royal Velvet, and Amethyst Allure refills.  I used the snowdrift stencil from the Post & Parcel kit along with some Texture Paste to create the hills along the bottom.


The trees were stamped with Royal Velvet ink. I stamped the sparkle/detail layer with Versamark and het embossed it with white powder.  While the powder was still hot I sprinkled glitter over it.  The bunnies were diecut with the Simply Spring Borders die and stamped with Soft Stone ink.


My next card uses the pretty evergreen tree from the O'Tannenbaum set.  I started by again using the snowdrift stencil from the Post & Parcel kit and sponging Spring Rain ink.  I stamped the trees with Olive Twist ink for the branches, and Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, and Pinefeather inks for the needles.  The starry details were stamped with Pure Poppy.  


For the sentiment, I diecut the banner layer from the Scene It: Celebration die set from white cardstock.  I stamped the "winter wishes" sentiment from the set.  The "wishes" was stamped onto the small banner diecut from the Color Pop: Butterflies set.  I added a couple of birds from the Post & Parcel kit, stamped with Berry Sorbet and Pure Poppy inks.  When I was finished, I wanted the banner circle to stand out just a bit more from the background, so I diecut a circle from a panel of vellum cardstock using the Scene It: Celebration dies.  I layered this panel over my background, then nested my cardstock circle inside.  Not sure the effect is showing up very well in the photos, but the vellum just makes the background a little more subtle except for under the banner circle.  Kind of a fun effect that I think I'm going to have to try again!


I had fun pulling out the O'tannenbaum set and playing around with it again - such a great set!  If you'd like to see more projects using it, you can hop around to the other Sr Team girls...

Melissa Phillips
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Danielle Flanders

And just a reminder - tonight's the big night!  The Post & Parcel kit goes live in the store tonight at 10pm ET.  I'll be doing a Periscope of the kit at 7pm ET tonight.  Just search papertrey ink in the Periscope app or keep an eye on the @papertreyink1 twitter account for a tweet, letting you know the Periscope is live.  A link to the Periscope will be added to Nichole's blog as well so you can catch it later.  


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