Sunrise Silhouette Trees – Tutorial #202


I was in the mood for a silhouette scene today.  It was a bonus to be able to create this scene using just the one tree stamp from the Stampin’ Up set LeJardin Botanique.

Let’s get started.  :)


Stamps: Stampin’ Up Le Jardin Botanique & Holidays & Wishes
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White & Basic Black
Ink: Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, White
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Piercing tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Brayer, Sponge

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Brayered Summer Sun ink at an angle on a 4.5″ x 6″ piece of Whisper White card stock.


Flip the card around and brayered Pumpkin Pie ink at an angle.


Brayered on Really Rust ink not covering the Pumpkin Pie ink entirely.


Brayered on Chocolate Chip ink not covering the Really Rust ink entirely.


Stamped the tree 7 times using Basic Black ink.


Stamped the tree 6 times at the bottom of the card stock with Basic Black ink.


Sponged Basic Black ink at the bottom of the card stock to create the ground area.


Stamped the tree stamp a couple of more times at the bottom of the card stock to create more brush in the scene.


Sponged some Basic Black ink in the top left hand corner of the card stock to create more drama in the sky.


Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for place, stamped the sentiment using White ink.


Let the sentiment ink dry a moment and decided to go over it with a White Gel pen to make it brighter.


Added a silver brad at each side of the sentiment after assembling my card front.


Here is the completed card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.


May your skies be filled with color today.

Until my next post. . . . . . . . . . . . .



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28 responses to “Sunrise Silhouette Trees – Tutorial #202

  1. Beautiful card, Michelle, and all the more impressive for only using the one tree stamp.

  2. Another beauty Michelle, I can not believe, all that beauty and just one stamp!

  3. I wish my brayering would come out as good as yours, just beautiful!

  4. Wow what a dramatic card!

  5. Thanks for tutorial, 1 exemple is more than 1000 words

  6. Mitzy German

    Hi Michelle, I never tire of looking at your beautiful work. I love this one too. You sure do know how to put it together. Thanks for all your inspiration and all that you share with us.

  7. OH!!!! MY!!!! GOOOOOODNESSSSSS…….. this is breathtaking! I felt like I was in the middle of the Tahoe National Forrest at sunset…..

    So very pretty…. I need to play with my brayer – with every card I see of yours, I get a lil closer to braving it.

  8. Wonderful work, Michelle. I love the dramatic skies you do.
    Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

  9. Love this!!!

  10. I love the sunset! Terrific.


  12. Gloria Dojlido


  13. Love this card – as usual!

  14. Whoooo! That sky is amazing! What a perfect man card! I love it, Michelle…

  15. You just continue to take my breath away! I love the colors you used here. A very dear friend lost her Dad yesterday and I am casing this design for her sympathy card. Great tutorial!

  16. It’s so amazing! It looks like fire – although I’ve seen sunsets that look like that. You are truly, amazingly gifted!

  17. Gidget-Trish

    Gorgeous. It made me think of a storm coming. Awesome work.


  19. Absolutely gorgeous, as usual! Your cards make my day! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your talents with us, Michelle.

  20. Wow. This is gorgeous; guess I’m going to have to get a brayer :) Does the ink have to dry before the stamping? I was looking at another site that stamped first, let it dry, and then used the brayer, but that seems riskier to me.

    Your work is beautiful; thanks for posting!


  21. Another amazing card, Michelle! TFS

  22. WOW- every single visit to your blog leaves me full of inspiration. Your pictures tell it all. Funny, how you make it look so simple, yet your results are incredibly stunning and complex!! LOVE that you share your amazing work with all of us. Thank you! :)

  23. So very beautiful. I love sunsets. Looking at what you create with ink makes me want to go make a card too. Thank you!

  24. Michelle, this is awesome. You are such an inspiration! My husband LUVS sunsets so I must try this one.

  25. Sandy Duley

    Michelle, I love trees and this one is no execption. Your skills with stamping neve cease to amaze me. I love seeing your work.

  26. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww stunning !! i love those colours !!

  27. You have created a masterpiece with just one stamp, stunning!!!!!

  28. this was a great tutorial I tried it a couple of times and pretty pleased with the results. It would work better with a better brayer and sponges so will keep this technique in mind thanks