How to make a watercolour effect painted poppy

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Painted Poppies are such beautiful stamps.  I love adding a soft colour to the flowers and leaving the rest of the card clean and simple.  To help you understand how to made these cards I made this step by step how to – which I hope will help you.  All the supplies I used will be listed at the end, along with some other cards I have made with this stamp set.  Click on the photographs to enlarge them. I … Read More

How To: Change The Viking Stamp

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I love the “I’ve taken a Viking to you” sentiment but I want to be able to use the Viking for birthday cards, with a different sentiment. There are three ways to do selective inking. Stamp the image on a scrap piece of paper to create a mask to place on your stamp while you ink it up. Test the material you use for your mask.  I first used a post it but the ink went through so had so … Read More

Clean And Simple Border Cards

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I wanted to challenge myself to creating some clean and simple one layer cards.  I didn’t keep all these cards as one layer but they are all clean and simple.  And quite quick to make!  All these cards are 4.25 x 5.5 inches and all the supplies are listed at the end of this post.     For this Thanks card, I had some beautiful Distress Inked smooshed card left over from another project, that I was able to die … Read More

Where will you Flamingo this summer?

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Flamin-go Together is a mid sized clear stamp set by Lawn Fawn.  This is a great set for creating tropical greeting cards or even wedding invites.  I wanted to make some peacock looking flamingos since I saw this stamp set.  Right now, I have a rainbow obsession. “OH THE PLACES WE’LL FLAMIN-GO”     I coloured on the watercolour stripes rubber stamp with Distress markers listed below.  I spritz with water from a spray bottle to get the colour moving … Read More

Postage Stamp Christmas Card

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  The Postage Stamp Die is great for creating small scenes on cards. I die cut the small postage stamp three times from watercolour card. From the inside pieces I die cut two snowbanks and one mountain border using the mountain border die. Using my ink blending tool I added a small amount of Tumbled Glass distress ink to the top of the snowbanks to add some depth.   On the mountain tops I used Pumice Stone with a little Ground Espresso distress … Read More

Perfect Month to be born…

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Hello, It’s been a while since both Jeni and I have blogged. We had quite a busy December so had a little break from blogging in January. We haven’t been on holiday – there are still lots of new products on the site. Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter, are brand new to The Little Paper Tree. We introduced new brand Concord and 9th. And we have restocked Neenah White card, Marshmallow card and the Wink of Stella Glitter … Read More

Wild Birthday Card with Video

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Hi, I have a fun and wild birthday or party card for you today. I have created a video showing the whole card tutorial – which you can view by clicking HERE I stamped the lion, hippo and rhino on Bristol smooth card, and also stamped three birds and the banner across the top edges. I didn’t get a good impression with one of the birds so instead of not using this panel I stamped some birds onto a scrap … Read More

Happy Birthday Pegasus

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Hello, I really love the Pegasus Duo stamp set by Avery Elle.  I love colouring their mane and tails different colours!  I made these two cards using different colour combinations, but the same supplies – which I will list and link at the bottom of this post.   I stamped both of the Pegasus stamps on Bristol card with Archival Jet Black ink and used the Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour them in.  I stamped and coloured … Read More

Favourite Distress Colour

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Hi, I asked our DT to pick their favourite Distress colour. I allowed a max of two colours because I couldn’t pick just one.  The Distress Oxide colours are available at the shop, along with all the Mini Distress inks. Although stock levels may have changed due to the massive Tim Holtz sale we had this weekend. If you missed out, we’ve decided to extend the sale to 20th Tuesday 20:00GMT.  As always clicking on any underlined word will take … Read More

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