Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card

For today’s card, I played with some new Stampin’ Up!® goodies I recently purchased. For the main focal image, I used some layering images from Thoughtful Branches. This limited edition bundle (stamp set and thinlits) is only available during the month of August. It’s also a “while supplies last” promotion, so if you want it, I would recommend getting it sooner rather than later to ensure availability.

Mel's Card Corner | Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card

For the focal image, I started by stamping the tree trunk on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Chocolate Chip ink. Next, I stamped the leaves over the tree trunk using Always Artichoke ink. I then added the snowy background using the larger snowfall stamp from Holly Jolly Greetings. I used Marina Mist ink, but stamped off once first. The final stamping was adding the Christmas sentiment from Holly Jolly Greetings just below the tree. I stamped it with Versamark ink then heat embossed it in gold.

Next, it was time for some Big Shot work. I started by diecutting the main focal panel using one of the Stitched Rectangles dies from Simon Says Stamp. I then cut out the merry word die three times — once in gold foil and two times in white cardstock. Finally, I embossed a piece of Always Artichoke cardstock using the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which will be available in the new Stampin’ Up holiday catalog beginning September 1. I absolutely love how deep the impression is with this new style of embossing folder!

Mel's Card Corner | Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card

To assemble the card, I created an A2 top-folding card base from Thick Whisper White cardstock. I trimmed the Always Artichoke embossed layer down to 4 x 5.25 and adhered it the card base using Tear & Tape adhesive then adhered the main focal panel in the center of the card using Dimensionals.

I glued the three merry words together using the fine tip glue pen then adhered it to the card centering it across the main focal panel. Finally, I used the fine tip glue pen again to add a gold sequin at the top of the tree to finish the card.

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Until next time …

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  1. Carol Steedman says:

    What a pretty festive card Melissa. I love the simplicity of the tree panel against the embossed background. Lovely!
    Thanks for sharing with Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

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