Nature Silhouttes Tree with Mountain – Tutorial #183


Today’s project is a quick card for me,  not so many steps.  🙂  Silhouette stamps, such as this Stampin’ Up Set, Nature Silhouettes makes scene making a breeze.  The tutorial today will also show you how to add a mountain in the your background.  Hang out for a moment and check it out.

Let’s get started.  🙂


Stamps: Stampin’ Up Nature Silhouettes
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Basic Black & Not Quite Navy
Ink: Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Going Gray, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze & Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Ribbon, Silver Brads, Brayer, Sponges, Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Piercing Tool

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Brayered Apricot Appeal on a 2 6/8″ x 3.5″ piece of Whisper White Card stock.


Brayered Baja Breeze ink at the top of the card stock.  Be sure not to over lap Blue and any color that has a yellow tint.  Remember Blue and Yellow make green.  Not pretty in skies, lol.


Brayered a bit of Not Quite Navy ink an angle at the top of the card stock.


Stamped the tree silhouette stamp with Basic Black ink.


Sponge Basic Black ink at the top, left side and bottom of the card stock, very heavy.


Tore a post it note sticky edge to create a mountain shape and masked the sky with it.


Sponged Going Gray on the card stock at the post it note torn edge.  Added just a hint of Basic Black ink right at the post it note torn edge (Top of Mountain).


Removed post it note.  Ta da. . . . .  a mountain appears.


I use brads constantly in projects.  The piercing tool that come in Stampin’ Up’s Tool kit is great for starting the brads.  I complete my entire card front and then add the brads.  The card from then gets layered on a Whisper White card.  This way my brad butts are not showing.   I don’t like to show my butts, lol.


Here is the completed card measuring 5.25″ Square.


I hope this tutorial has inspired you to add a mountain or hill in your scenes.

Before I close today, I have been asked a million times what my favorite Stampin’ Up ink pad colors are.  I have and use them all, but right now my favorites are as follows:

Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss.  These colors are great for making scenes.

May your day be filled with warm breezes and sunshine.

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



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25 responses to “Nature Silhouttes Tree with Mountain – Tutorial #183

  1. Gidget-Trish

    Very pretty colours. Love the mountain.

  2. Christina Franco

    oohh! I really love this one! So peaceful…

  3. So beautiful and peaceful like out here in the country! Just love it!

  4. Michelle, I love all of your creations but this one especially speaks to me. It’s serene and beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial.

  5. Just beautiful! It looks so peaceful, I want to be there!

  6. Michelle, I never want these stamps until I see what you do with the, then I want them :). This is beautiful. May be stamp company’s should pay you to work with their stamps, it would increase their sales :).

  7. Oh, this is gorgeous, Michelle! I’ve lusted after that set from the first, yet for s ome strange reason it always gets bumped off my order…well, no more, lol!

    “Brad butts…” I love it…perfect name for them!


  8. Love it!

  9. This is a fantastic scene. So much can be done with it. Thank you for the inspiration.

  10. …… very, very great images!!!


  11. Love it. So doing this !!

  12. Michelle, I LOVE this! LOVE the mountain!
    My husband and I are going to Georgia this weekend to Amicolola Falls/Springer Mt.
    I absolutely can’t wait!!
    Perhaps I’ll come back even more inspired and try to do my own mountain scene.

    Thanks for the tutorial!
    Karen from Michigan

  13. This is a very nice one! Looking forward to seeing you this weekend — I didn’t realize there was a show nearby until I read your email — THANKS! Cindy

  14. Love this card and I have everything to give it a try. Can’t wait until this weekend when I have some extra stampin” time. TFS!

  15. Beautiful card Michelle! There are some of the in colors i wish didn’t retire. Nice soft colors you used on this today.

  16. Gloria Dojlido

    You make it look so easy! What a great way to use a silhouette stamp. Gorgeous.

  17. Another awesome card – Thanks Michelle! Love the mountain!! 🙂

  18. what a treat! 2 tutorials – thank you.
    I love it when you show how to use the Stampin’ Up products and get such beautiful results.
    Thanks again for sharing your talents!

  19. great I have been resisting buying this stamp now you use it and I love it even more

  20. Oh this is so gorgeous! You always inspire me Michelle… the only problem is that you make me spend so much money on more stamps!!!! LOL

  21. Sandy in Epping

    When I check your post this morning, the image just jumped offf the screen.
    The “framing” effect of the tree is a gorgeous way to hi-lits the mountain in the distance. Love your work; it’s always an inspiration for me.

  22. I just love this scene. The stamping is perfect!

  23. Conniecrafter

    Beautiful scene!

  24. LOVE this – TFS!

  25. I have always loved this stamp, but wasn’t quite sure what I could do with it. Well, you’ve given me inspiration!!! Thank you so much for sharing….