I’ve missed the last couple SOS Challenges — a week goes by fast! So I’ve made an effort to meet this one.
The challenge this time is to use your oldest tree stamp. Well, I didn’t have to wonder, I knew exactly which one it was. There are quite a variety of tree stamps in the design team’s submissions. My stamp is more stylized than some, but it’s definitely still a tree:
The stamp is by Hero Arts. I heat-embossed it in copper, and mounted it on copper and black, with some green gems.
I decided to make the card this way, because when I first bought this stamp oh so long ago, I was researching it online, and another stamper in a review mentioned that they had used it this way — embossed in copper, with gems — and how nice it looked. So I always wanted to try that, but never did, until now.
I have used the stamp before, so it is not NBUS, but it is definitely old, a longstanding part of my stash. The black cardstock is Recollections, the copper is DCWV, and the gems are cheap-ass one-dollar gems from Michaels. I liked the light green better than the dark Christmas green that I had.