Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Masking with Darkroom Door Gum Trees Stamp Set

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Hi everyone, time again for my mid-month post on Bizzy Bec's Design team, and today I'm revisiting a great stamp set from Darkroom Door - Gum Trees. I love this set it has two great tree stamps - used both of them over on this post here.
So today I am using different style - previous one was a brayered scene, and this is ink duster scene, with larger of tree simply embossed in front of a masked scene.
On right is the first one I did, but I stamped the "Remember your roots" slightly crooked by 2mm or so (card for family not living in Oz). I cant handle crooked. So started again!
Mask with paper and repositonable tape two masked pieces top and bottom (on the second one I stamped the tree first, but decided it looks better stamped afterwards, just looks stamped fresher).
I always lay down a base layer of ink when doing any sort of inking whether blending or brayer work - use neutral shade like Distress Ink - Antique linen here. TIP: If you lay a base layer, the following layers blend more smoothly.
Brushed on ink, however you can use blending tool too. Used some Memento Bahama Blue, Grape seed.
Then added some hills, with a torn piece of scrap paper to give rough shape of hill and inked this up twice with archival Black ink.
So here are the two cards, didn't waste the first one, I merely covered the offending crooked sentiment with a free digi Bible verse from WAW. Die cut it with Memory Box Pinpoint circles, and the Spellbinders scallop circles, love how them MB dies fit the SB circle dies.
 I really loved these cards, the Darkroom door stamps were so great to stamp with.
The "Remember your roots " word stamp is part of the
Darkroom Door – Gum Trees set.
Thanks so much everyone for popping over and saying hi!
And may God bless your day wherever you may be!

... and dont forget to pop over and join in Bec's Anything Goes December challenge .. you might win the prize :D 

(if time permits a comment on DT post here too would be appreciated)
 Shaz in Oz.x 

Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all. 
2 Thessalonians 3:16

 Joining up with: 
1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes 
2. Di's snippets Challenge 
3. Any thing Goes at : 
4. Challenge at Dies R Us.   


Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous cards and what a lovely tree too. Very stylish. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great woyww and happy crafty week,
Angela x 12

scrappymo! said...

wonderful card, Shaz. I love the gum tree image and your subtle shading has made such pretty scenes

Joanne said...

Hello my friend, hope you are well. I love this style card and the tree is magnificent..... am definetly going to steel this idea from you.

hugs from France, Joanne

Marilyn Mathis said...

I love this card. Want to try something like this after Christmas cards done. Thanks for the tutorial. Hugs.

Brenda said...

Wow! I really do love these cards to Sharon!!! Simply gorgeous is the scene you created and the sentiment is just perfect!! I think I need to come and spend time in your beautiful country and learn from you! lol I wish!!! Hugs, Brenda

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this stunning card Shaz, the colours you've used are gorgeous.

Sue xx

Di said...

Wonderful cards Shaz and many thanks for all the tips!


Di xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Shaz, this is gorgeous! I'm honored you've joined me and am very happy to reciprocate. Looking forward to getting to know you. :)
Em xxx

NanaConnie said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I'm trying to become a follower but am running into error messages from Blogger. Will try again later.
Thanks so much for sharing the gorgeous photos of your coastline there in Australia. I have a cousin who lives near Sydney (originally from California, like me, but after 35 years down there is very clearly an Aussie) and I truly love seeing his photos of the coast down under. :-D

Twiglet said...

Such a stunning card - you make it all look so simple but I know it's not - well I certainly can't do it !!! x Jo

Conniecrafter said...

Love the design with the masking and the blending of your colors is beautiful, I didn't know that tip about adding a base layer of ink, will have to try that, Beautiful inspiration!

Viv said...

You were right Shaz - lots awaiting moderation as I have been away - home now and playing catch up! Love the scene you have created here - simply lovely!

Debbie Harris said...

Oh I must say that is one gorgeous card!!
Stunning, just stunning.

Bless you~~

Darnell said...

You have such amazing talent, Shaz, and you make this look so easy! I'm in awe at how gorgeous this is! Happy Holiday hugs to you!! Darnell

Mrs A. said...

Marvellous save on the first card. You really wouldn't know about it. I love the panel on the middle of the cards. Hugs Mrs A.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Wow, how beautiful! I just love the added mountains! Really fantastic card!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Gorgous card, thanks for showing the steps! Love the scene you have created!!

Craftychris said...

These cards are stunning! I adore that tree! xxx

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Shaz!! I think this is one of my favorites of your cards!! I've also bookmarked this tutorial! This is really beautiful! I also love this verse - so good to know in these times there is an Unchanging Immutable Loving God!
Hugs, Ginny

CherylQuilts said...

Shaz, I LOVE these cards, and I especially love how you have step-out photos to show how you've achieved the look of this scene! Amazing! Beautifully done and one that I hope to try in the new year! Wishing you a blessed rest of Christmas and a blessed new year! Hugs, precious friend! xoxo

Pia S said...

What a difference the inked landscape makes! I've still got things to learn about inking, I'd love to give this a go.
I'm sorry I haven't been around for a while, both mojo and time was lacking... I had a lovely Christmas celebration, my sister's three boys all had chickenpox but they all behaved really well and were so excited by Santa's visit and all the presents. Enjoy the rest of your holidays!

Cathy said...

Fantastic cards Shaz, great save on the 1st one. The inking is so soft and feathery looks amazing, Happy New Year to you, Cathy x

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