Creative Tips Video Series - Project #1


Today I thought you would enjoy a fun, quick and super easy project that you'll love to replicate and put your own twist on.  This video will show you how to make a creative free form mask to create a simple scene using an Oak Tree stamp from the Stampin' Up! stamp set - Lovely as a Tree.  Enjoy the creative tips along the way!


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Creative Tips:

  • White card stock
    • base - top folding - 11” x 4.25”
    • front – 3.75” x 4.25”
  • Copy paper is cut just 1/8” larger both width and height - 3 7/8” x 4 3/8”

Supplies (all supplies for this project are Stampin Up) -

  • Ultrasmooth Whisper White Card Stock
  • Stampin’ Sponges, Aqua Painters, Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Ink - Garden Green, Bashful Blue (or Soft Sky) and Early Espresso, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad
  • Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, Made for You (retired)

70 responses to “Creative Tips Video Series #1”

  1. HOLLEY DOWNS says:

    So glad to be able to see your creativity and learn from you! I use the Lovely as a Tree set all the time! Thanks!

  2. Diane says:

    I can’t wait to try this card. I use this set occasionally.

  3. Cynthia Koop says:

    Thank you for the great tutorial. I really like your teaching style and am very glad I found your site!

  4. Jeanne Smoker says:

    A friend sent me this video, and said she follows your work and thought I might gain from it as well. I really love this idea! It could work with lots of different scenes. I’m anxious to give it a whirl and see how I can adapt your idea– thanks so much! Look forward to seeing more!

  5. Beth swisher says:

    Thanks Ingrid for the great video. I love the stamp. It was one of my first SU stamps. Have used it for Christmas cards. Cant wait to use it your way.
    Just got off the SOA pj party. Got my order in.

  6. Janet K Lamkin says:

    I’m new to your videos–love this technique! Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to more.

  7. Beautiful card !!! So glad I also found your site. Don’t have any of the stamps as of yet but sure will give it a try, also following you on YouTube also. Love the videos can’t wait to see more.

  8. Judy Robinson says:

    Thank you, it’s beautiful. I have that set and don’t think I have ever used that tree. I am so glad to get your videos, I love your Stampnations creations.

  9. Anne Maree says:

    Thank you. So glad I signed up for this series. Have loved your creativity on Stamp Nation. Keep inspiring us.

  10. Nancy says:

    So very happy to have found your site.

  11. Lucy Schmidt says:

    Just found you and subscribed. This was my very first SU! stamp and it’s still treasured. You made LAAT even lovelier. Looking forward to what’s next.

  12. Kathy Falk says:

    I am so very happy to have found your site. I have seen your work at StampNation and knew that you were a major contributor there but some of your videos were blocked on you-tube. Very grateful to be able to learn from one so talented. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Ozpom says:

    Lovely card and you make it look so easy to make. Is the paper watercolour paper? Thank you for sharing

  14. Barbara S says:

    I’m so glad I signed up to get your tips! I love this technique and will definitely have to try it.

  15. Barbara says:

    Great card. Simple but uses several techniques.

  16. Shirley says:

    Very lovely card.

  17. Pam says:

    Nice card. This is one of my first SU stamp sets!

  18. Linda says:

    Awesome tree, that was so simple yet such a wonderful card. Thanks

  19. Glenis says:

    Wow Ingrid I am impressed. How “Lovely is that Tree”!!! It is a bit late at night (in Australia) to have a go at this card. Can’t wait until tomorrow. Thank you so much.

  20. Joan Lampe says:

    Very creative. This makes me want to create it,

  21. sharon mesdag says:

    What a great technique, it caused a whole flood of ideas in my head. Can’t wait to get started.

  22. Love the extra detail to the tree! I also love the frame you tore to do the sponging. Two things I learned from you this morning.

  23. Fabulous card and video, thank you! Love the way you made the aperture to ink through – will be doing that for sure! Cool first video! xxx
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  24. Anna Kluytmans says:

    Hi Ingrid, I love your water coloured tree, it looks fabulous,
    Cheers Anna.

  25. Sharon Nesvog says:

    This is a beautiful card Ingrid!! 🙂 I purchased the ‘Lovely As A Tree’ stamp set from SU when I placed my order in May this year. I haven’t had an opportunity to play with it a lot, however, I love the versatility of that set!!

  26. Very nice. Lovely as a tree was one of my very first stamp sets from Stampin’ Up. Love the watercolor look!

  27. Michele W says:

    Great first video! I’m so glad you took part in the Stamp of Approval Blog Hop as that is how I found you. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your creativity!

  28. Fran_S says:

    Great card. I love the way the mask made the card look.

  29. Cindy says:

    Thank you! My first video to receive. I am not very creative but love to stamp. Thanks for the tutorial. Will be trying this soon.

  30. Karen Roberts says:

    You make it look just too easy, but for me I know it won’t. But, I am going to try it.

  31. Patricia Nikkila says:

    Very realistic looking tree. Thanks.

  32. Barb B. CZT says:

    Love the whole thing! Great idea for the frame.

  33. Birthe Skoedt says:

    Thanks for the lovely video. That’s worth a try

  34. Nancy R says:

    Thanks so much for the great video and tips to create a lovely card. This is my first video on your site, and I’m looking forward to more!

  35. Jan Barrie says:

    Great little tips, and so easy.

  36. Diana says:

    What a beautiful scene that creates. Thanks for adding me to your site.

  37. Claudia Lawler says:

    Just great. Love it! Simple yet full! Thanks for sharing.

    Claudia 🙂

  38. Bibi says:

    Very nice video, thank you. Gosh, I think “Lovely As A Tree” is one of the very first SU sets I ever purchased. Love it. One I can’t part with, know what I mean. So glad I came across your website.

  39. Ina says:

    Wonderful card. I have had this stamp set forever and will always keep it. I am going to CASE this card for sure. Love it. I’m so glad I found your site.

  40. Teresa Doyle says:

    Thanks Ingrid for sharing this. I bought this set years ago and I STILL love it. I love how you coloured the tree. Beautiful work and a great finished card.

  41. Love it!! I have that stamp set and this will be a new way to use it. Lovely card.

  42. Kathy says:

    Love the way you made this simple mask. Just subscribed to your YouTube channel as well

  43. Margaret says:

    You are very creative, and I really enjoyed your video! I am retired and making cards is my therapy. Learning new techniques helps me learn to use the stamps I have in more creative ways and I thank you for that!

  44. Hazel says:

    Thank you! You made that look so easy and yet it looks so good! Must give this a try! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a great New Year! Hazel xx

  45. Karen G. says:

    Just subscribed, and am enjoying your videos! Beautiful cards!

  46. Sharon Field says:

    This is a fantastic video and I am so happy that you sent me the corrected link so I could get to watch it. Although I don’t have this stamp, I am going to see if I have a tree stamp that I can use. You made it look so easy…..hope mine ends up looking even half as good as yours. Cannot wait until the next video!

  47. June Ferguson says:

    Love this! I can’t wait to give it a try….so artistic!
    Thanks so much!

  48. Jeannette Baker says:

    This video was super with you explaining clearly what you are doing.

  49. BożenA says:

    thank you, great tutorial.

  50. Barbara Roe says:

    My first video to view – thank you. Believe it or not I have had this stamp set for maybe 10 years and have never used it. 🙁 But I will now.

  51. Lisa says:

    You are sooooo creative. I am very happy to have found your web site! Please keep it coming!

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