Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Merry Little Tree

Greetings, Blogland! Whew! It's been a nutty few weeks. I just wrapped up my last craft show of the year this past weekend. Now it's Christmas preparation time! Our cards are designed (if not made or mailed...heh), our gifts are about halfway purchased, and our hotel accommodations are all set. In the spirit of the season I thought I'd pop in here and share a card I made awhile back. At the time I made this card I mentioned on twitter that I was so happy I turned downright giddy. Don't you love it when that happens? I certainly do.

I started by impressing my base about 1 1/2" from the top and giving it the ribbon/twine treatment. Then I took a bit of Aqua Mist and stamped it from top to bottom with the snowy image from Winter Snow Globe. The image is circular, but I just overlapped the edges to make sure I got even coverage. Next I stamped my sentiment and tree trunk and adhered it to my base. I die cut and stamped a tree, adding Stickles over the dotty, ornamenty spots. That and the snow drift (lightly sponged with Aqua Mist, impressed with woodgrain, embellished with chunky glitter on the edge) were then added to the Aqua Mist layer. Sweet and simple.

I hope you've enjoyed today's card. I have a few others to share in the coming days, so I'll see you back here again soon. Take care!

Stamps: Winterberry, Winter Snow Globe, Fillable Frames Sentiments - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink
Other: Pure Poppy Saddle Stitched Ribbon, Rustic Jute Twine, Picnic Plaid Impression Plate, Woodgrain Impression Plate, Winterberry Dies, In The Meadow (snowdrift) dies - Papertrey Ink; Christmas Red Stickles - Ranger; White Chunky Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch; Glue Pen - Zig

1 comment:

LittleSurferGirl said...

Ooohh, Lizzie! I just saw the sneak on Nichole's blog! I'm so excited to see more of your set! Not sure if you remember, but I'm a pharmacist and Eric is a chemist! Your new set will definitely be coming home with me! -Amy