Saturday, November 6, 2010

O Christmas Tree

I love the Deck The Halls Designer Series Paper! One of the designs has the words to "O Christmas Tree" and I thought it would be fun to create a tree using that paper. I had also been toying with the idea of using a wreath in place of the letter "o" in the word "joy" on the Christmas Collage stamp. Once those two ideas merged, this card was born. I really like how it turned out, but it is difficult to capture all the detail with a camera. The soft, muted colors of the vintage paper tend to look dull in a photo. When you see it in person, the angels sing. Really they do! (Wink)

  • The scallop flowers (with perforated centers) from the Birds & Blooms Sizzlet pack make the perfect mini wreath - just punch out the center.
  • I love using embossing powders, especially to create elegant holiday cards. I'll be embossing a lot this season!
  • The Christmas Collage background stamp is incredibly versatile. Each "section" of the stamp can be used on its own as a focal image or you can use the entire image (or most of it) as a background or focal point for a variety of projects. The possibilities are endless.
Have you played with River Rock yet? It's one of our "new" core neutrals and it's a great color. Basically a sandy beige color, it has a hint of green that really perks up when paired with Always Artichoke. It also looks great with Cherry Cobbler. Not in the mood for Christmas colors? Try River Rock, Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist - a stunning combination!

O Christmas Tree Supplies
Stamps: Christmas Collage (121279), All Holidays (114916)
Ink: VersaMark (102283), Always Artichoke (105219)
Paper: Always Artichoke (105119),  River Rock Textured & Smooth 12x12 (119944), Deck The Halls Designer Series Paper (120810)
Tools: Scallop Trim Border punch (118402), Pinking Hearts Border punch (117649), 1/2" Circle punch (119869), Wide Oval Punch (119859),  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Birds & Blooms Sizzlet 4-pack (113485), Heat Tool (100005), Embossing Buddy (103083), Sponge Daubers (102892), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
That Special Touch: Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Basic Pearls Jewels (119247), Linen Thread (104199)

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