I opted to do this swap: Tree on a Bookpage.  The page is from a book I found in a Florida thrift store in Latvian!  How random is that???

There are three trees on this ATC.  Can you guess…or perhaps the answer is below.



  1. Base:  Product packaging.
  2. First Layer:  Latvia book page.  I stamped this with a tree stamp (the circles) in walnut stain. I also distressed the edges with walnut stain. then I heat set this so I could move on.  I had received a chipboard tree in a swap and put that over the first layer and pounced around it with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
  3. Second Layer:  Inside an embossing folder I swiped several gelato colors, misted to activate the colors, inserted the chipboard tree, and pressed with a Big Shot!  Loved this.  I attached the tree and cut off some of the extra…some of it I wrapped around to the back and glued down.  The final step was outlining the chipboard tree with a green marker.
  4. Final Step:  Brush a small amount of Martha Stewart Pearl Acrylic Craft Paint over the whole thing!


Craftisan Studios Brass Dog

 What's the Deal with the Dog?

 If this inspires you let me know!

Questions?  Ask!

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