Friday, October 14, 2016

Christmas Joy CTS193


Good morning! I hope you are having a wonderful day so far. We have been greatly enjoying the change of seasons here, with the daytime temperatures in the mid 70s, and nights getting down to the 40s. Great for sleeping, and for helping the leaves turn brilliant shades of gold, amber, russet, and red!

Today I want to share a card made using the sketch from last week's CAS(E) this Sketch. I love the elegant simplicity of it, and hope you do, too. I should be making more autumn cards, but I really need to add to my Christmas card stash, and when I saw the sketch, I knew this was a great way to show off the single Christmas tree already in my box o' useful bits. Using a stamped greeting was contemplated, but then I decided the greeting should be gold foil to complement the gold dots in the designer acetate. The "Joy" is one of the word dies in the Wonderful Wreath Framelits.

Here's the "How To"
 Tree: Garden Green 2-1/2" x 4-1/4"
 Background: Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate 1-1/2" x 5-1/2"
 Joy: Gold Foil Sheets 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"
 Card base: Sahara Sand 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/4"
  1. Adhere acetate to card base with glue dots placed where the tree will cover them. Note: You can also use VERY SMALL dots of glue from the Fine-Tip Glue Pen behind the dots on the acetate. Don't use so much that it will squish out and show, though! If you do this, place a weight (a large acrylic block works well) on the acetate to hold it down while the glue sets.
  2. Stamp tree in Garden Green ink on Garden Green cardstock and die cut with tree from Santa's Sleigh Framelits.
  3. Die cut "joy" from gold foil using Wonderful Wreath Framelits.
  4. Adhere tree to card base using dimensionals. Note: I always cut my Stampin' Dimensionals in half. They're easier to use in tight spaces, and go twice as far! Just cut down the whole length of the sheet and peel them off as needed.
  5. Adhere greeting using narrow piecess of dimensionals. Note: For this, I cut a every narrow strip off the side of the sheet of dimensionals.
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