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Tree of Life by Linda Metteer

Hero Hostess Linda Metteer used background stamps in a fun & unexpected way!

Hero Arts card_4340

Hero Materials:

  • K5107 Screen Shadow
  • K5175 Houndstooth Background
  • S5101 DesignBlock: Raindrop Background
  • CL351 ClearDesign: Friends
  • CL371 Essential Messages
  • AF184 Chalk Ink: Latte

Additional Materials:

  • EK Success Scallop Punch
  • Misc Colorbox Chalk Ink Colors


  1. Mask off the front of your card base with re-positionable notes and sponge in a blue chalk ink for sky.
  2. Stamp the sentiment all around the sky using Hero Hues chalk ink in Latte.
  3. Stamp the Hounds tooth, Raindrops and Screen Shadow in 3 different colors on card stock, then punch a scallop out of each.
  4. After sponging the edges of the scallops with the same ink colors they were stamped in, adhere them to card with foam dots.
  5. Stamp a wood-grain texture using Hero Hues chalk ink in the Latte color. Cut out 3 tree trunks and sponge Latte on the edges.
  6. Adhere these to card with foam dots also.
  7. Tuck in a few critters around here and there as an unexpected surprise.


Use message stamps to create a unique border or frame.