Saturday, October 29, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Christmas

I'm still trying to decide what I'm going to do for Christmas cards this year. I figure since I work better and do some of my best designing when I'm nearing a deadline, inspiration isn't going to strike until the eleventh hour. When it does, there will be many late nights rushing to get things completed. I just hope the finished project, whatever it ends up being, is worth the stress!

This is one card the won't make the cut. The inspiration came from a card on Pinterest (that I can't find now), because I thought the colors looked Christmas-y. But even though I like the Emerald Envy glitter embossing powder on the tree, I'm not liking the layout much. Back to the drawing board!

Here's the "How To"
 Image: Very Vanilla 4" x 5-1/4"
 DSP strip: Moroccan DSP 3/4" x 5-1/4"
 Greeting: Emerald Envy 2" x 2"
 Mat behind greeting: Gold Glimmer 2" x 2"
 Card base: emerald Envy 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/4"
  1. Stamp greeting in Basic Black on Emerald Envy square, and punch with circle punch. Die cut glimmer paper with 1-5/8" circle die. Adhere greeting to glimmer paper.
  2. Adhere DSP to left side of Very Vanilla. Stamp tree trunk and hills in Tip Top Taupe.
  3. Rub embossing buddy over cardstock and stamp tree leaves in VersaMark. Cover with Emerald Envy embossing powder, tap off excess, and heat with heat tool.
  4. Emboss just the Very Vanilla with Softly Falling embossing folder (not the DSP).
  5. Wrap gold baker's twine around and tie a bow near bottom left of Very Vanilla. Adhere greeting just above bow with dimensionals.
  6. Adhere all to card base.
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1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love this card! Everything about it. It would make the cut for me...


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