I started by masking off my tree shape on a piece of watercolor paper. I used an ink blending tool and the Grass Skirt ink (exclusive to the Foundations Box for now) from Catherine Pooler Designs to fill in the tree then flicked on some water using my fingers. After a few seconds, I used a paper towel to blog up the excess water. I love the effect this created. The water droplets almost look like ornaments.
To decorate the tree a bit more, I used the star border from the Scenery: Holiday Trimmings stamp set from Winnie & Walter to create a garland. I stamped it using VersaMark ink then heat embossed it using Enchanted Gold glitter embossing powder from Ranger. Sadly, it doesn’t show up that well in photos, but is super sparkly and pretty in person!
Next, I stamped the star from the Bright Baubles stamp set by Neat & Tangled for the top of my tree. I inked it up first using VersaMark then immediately inked it using Daffodil Delight ink from Stampin’ Up!®. After I stamped it, I then added some of the Enchanted Gold glitter embossing powder to it as well and heat embossed it.
I fussy cut the tree and star then adhered them to a Whisper White panel cut to 4 x 5-1/2″. I stamped one of the sentiments from the Bright Baubles stamp set immediately below the tree using Early Espresso ink from Stampin’ Up. I chose to use brown for the sentiment to let it kind of act as the trunk for my tree since I didn’t have one.
To assemble the card, I created an A2 top-folding card base using Whisper White cardstock. I cut a strip of gold glitter paper to 3/8 x 5-1/2″ and adhered it along the left edge using liquid glue. I then adhered my white panel flush to the right edge of the card using some foam tape.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – the current theme is glitter.
- Addicted to Stamps and More – the current theme is anything goes.
One last thing …
Before I sign off this post, I would like to send out a big thank you to the Design Team at The Paper Players. They selected my recent elf card as their Clean & Simple Christmas challenge winner. Considering there were 81 entries for the challenge, I’m truly honored to have been selected winner! Thank you again, DT!
Until next time …