Sunday, October 14, 2012

Stylized Trees by Ryn

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.   I had fun attending a papercraft show with my crafty friends - I have a few more stencils & stamps to add to my growing collection :)    I also took a fun workshop with Christy Riopel where we created an inky mess working with stencils & spray inks. 

I have more Christmas Cards to show today.   All of these easy cards using Design by Ryn stamps feature her Stylized Tree set (CM-C12).   I love the movement in the versatile tree designs.   The smaller tree in the set is also great to over-stamp on  backgrounds.

The  Stylized Tree on the above card was embossed with Gold along with Ryn's Snowflakes. I blended Evergreen Bough Distress Ink around the tree & background. I found a couple of metal corner charms in my stash and added them for a little 'glam'.

I created the above card for Ryn a long time ago, but haven't shown it on my Blog.  The Stylized Trees were embossed with gold.    I also applied Versamark Ink (using the pad) around the border of the white card stock and embossed with gold.  I blended a little green DI around the tree that was popped up and layered as shown. 

I created the background on the above card with Pan Pastels -  I'm still learning & playing with them.   I stamped the Stylized Tree with Midnight Colorbox Ink and the small doves from Ryn's  Silhouette Dove Set with Memento Grape Jelly Dye Ink.    I must have rocked the stamp slightly and managed to get a little extra ink below the tree. I didn't want to do the background over again and decided to just 'go with the flow & let it go' :)     It's hard to see, but I created 'snow' using a glue pen and extra fine holograph glitter.

I embossed the Stylized Tree on the above card again with gold along with the sentiment from Penny Black's - Christmas Cheer clear set.   Next I blended Shabby Shutters Distress Ink around the page and then stamped with Ryn's Sea Bubbles Set to create 'snow' texture around the parameter of the background.   I used the small bubble stamp with Brilliance Gold which is hard to see along with Shabby Shutters & Scattered Straw Distress Inks. 

If you have time, please stop in at Eileen's Blog and at Miranda's Blog where you will find beautiful work using Ryn's stamps.   You can also find lots of inspiration at Ryn's Facebook Page.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day.


froebelsternchen said...

Gorgeous what you have done with this tree!
I love all variations Shirley!
And your Angel card is an eycatching beauty!
Have a good new week!
xxx Susi

Ellen Taylor said...

Love how you showed the versatility of those beautiful trees Shirley! You have been busy. Love the glow of the evergreen in the first one, the dimension and embossed edges in the second one, the third is completely brilliant, and the fourth one is gorgeous with the bubbles stamped around it. You are always so inspiring to me!! Fab work! Have a happy sunday!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great stamp Shirley...your cards look the ones with the golden trees most of all :-)

greetings, Alie

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow and wow again Shirley! They are all gorgeous, love the stamp and the embossing to them.....

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Shirley, I esp. love the purple one with the birds....very nice.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Gorgeous cards Shirley, they are all beautiful. I especially like the pan pastel version and the last one with the sea bubbles, such beautiful colours as well.

Sue x

Thank you for your kind words earlier.

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, how remarkable to use the same stamp (or smaller version) and come up with such unique scenes. Gold embossing is always elegant. I especially like the edging done on the 2nd card. But if I have to choose a favorite among the 4 cards, it is the top one - the brilliant color is your soul coming through again. So pretty!

craftystamper said...

Love the different cards you created with the same stamp. Have a wonderful weekend

Karin said...

beautiful christmas cards! Love the colors and the tree stamp is gorgeous!

Shannon White said...

Wow Shirley! What a Wonderful collection of Christmas cards! Love the variety and different looks you've achieved! Such A Wonderful Christmas Tree image and I love the added texture, dimension, and snowflakes too! They are all just Beautiful! 8-)

Miranda said...

Lovely tree cards Shirley, your Pan Pastel background is beautiful and that Sea bubbles stamp is so versatile! warm greet Miranda

Bonnie said...

All of these are gorgeous, Shirley! I would hate to have to pick a favorite!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, love the different effects that you created with the same tree. Each card has it's own unique feel and is still so artfully put together! Love them all :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

You really had some fun with that tree! My fave is the one with the glittery snowflakes on it, as well. Love the frosty blue 'air' you created, and honestly all that metallic embossing makes me swoon. :)

Shirley, thank you so much for leaving me love so often. I really appreciate it, and wanted you to know. :)

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
I love all of these cards! How fun it is to make so many different cards with one stamp, really nicely done! All 4 of them are very pretty and special! I find it very hard to choose a favourite! :) Love the backgrounds in all of them (the bubbles are really neat!) and the colours are all so pretty! Very nice indeed!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirley. Beautiful cards. Love the tree stamp you have used. Each card looks so different.
Take care,
Florence x

cparsons said...

Beautiful dreamy tree. You showed your versitility perfectly!