Christmas is definitely my favourite time of year, and I'm really looking forward to creating Christmas projects!
card has been made in my favourite colour combo for any occasion -
black, red and white.
I used the Iconic Christmas Stamp Set and the
co-ordinating Ornamental Christmas Framelits Dies these are available as a bundle in the new catalogue.
started with a top layer of Basic Black Cardstock (CS), and wiped over
it with my Embossing Buddy.
There's always a smear of white powder when
doing this on dark CS, but I keep this to a minimum by wiping over it
afterwards with a smooth cloth, normally my sleeve!
I don't recommend this if you
wear designer labels!
stamped the complete tree stamp with Versamark and then dipped the cardstock into
my box of Whisper White Embossing Powder.
After I had heat embossed the
tree, I gave it a few seconds to cool down before lining up the tree
I ran it through the Big Shot, and saved the small die cuts so I
could use them to decorate the inside of my card.
I took a piece of Whisper White CS that was a bit smaller than the
Basic Black layer, and stamped the tree with the solid circle at the top
using Real Red Ink.
I die cut the red tree using the tree outline die, ready
to adhere behind the black layer.
It was easiest to put Tombow Glue on
the back of the Basic Black layer to ensure I didn't put glue anywhere
it would be visible from the front!
chose the three line sentiment as I think it makes the tree look as if it's standing in a tub. I stamped it in Versamark, dipped it into my Whisper White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.
I adhered the Basic Black CS top layer onto a layer
of Whisper White CS.
Rather than using two pieces of Whisper White CS, I
could have worked out where to stamp the red tree on the Whisper White
CS layer that would be going underneath the top layer.
I decided against this idea because if I mis-judged it, even just by a fraction, it'd spoil the overall look of the
To save myself the frustration, I chose to use two pieces of
Whisper White CS!
was thinking about tying a piece of red ribbon around the black and
white layer so the bow sat between the tree and the tub i.e. the
Then I had the idea of using two strips of ribbon - no bow -
and am very pleased with the effect!
adhered the black and white layer to a Real Red CS card base.
off, I adhered a layer of Whisper White CS inside the card.
the die cuts I'd saved from my die cut tree, to see exactly what I had
and think about how I could use them.
There were a total of eighteen die
cuts, twelve different ones, and two of six of the designs.
adhered a line of them along the bottom and played with other ideas like
adding more coming up one side, and then coming up on either side, or
along the top.
Finally I decided along the bottom was enough!
I'm really pleased with this card and am thinking about videoing how I did it to share tomorrow!
I hope you have a great weekend. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.