Monday, December 19, 2011

O Christmas Tree . . .

Punched & Pieced Card Stock Christmas Tree Card

Do you have leftover scraps lying around from card making or other papercrafting projects? Put them to good use, as I did on this sparkly Christmas card. It's the perfect way to use up those oddly shaped strips and pieces of card stock. I ALWAYS save my scraps for future projects!

This holiday greeting card is loaded with fun textures starting with the Pear Pizzazz background. The snowflake trio from the Serene Snowflakes stamp set is heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. A base for the tree shape was die-cut using the largest pennant on the Perfect Pennants Bigz Die. Instead of drawing lines across the tree for placement of the strips, I used my Simply Scored Tool. (So much quicker - I just scored at 3/8" intervals.)

Layering Technique for Paper Christmas Tree

I alternated strips of Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, and Certainly Celery card stock cropped using the Eyelet Border Punch, then just snipped off any overhang. The bottom of the tree sparkles with Dazzling Details (iridescent glitter glue), and gets additional bling from Red and Silver Glimmer Paper cropped using two of the punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.

Christmas Card Sparkly Details

For a cute but simple greeting, I colored the word "merry" from the Easy Events stamp set using red and green Stampin' Write Markers. The Word Window Punch crops it nicely and the Modern Label Punch backs it up perfectly.

Marker to Stamp Technique for Rubber Stamping

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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes (115438), Easy Events (W-116958, C-123225)
Ink: VersaMark (102283), Garden Green (100080) and Real Red (100052) Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Naturals White (102316), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Garden Green (102584), Wild Wasabi (108641), Certainly Celery (105125), Real Red (102482)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Perfect Pennants Bigz Die (123126), Heat Tool (100005), Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder (101930), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Eyelet Border Punch (119853), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Word Window Punch (119857), Modern Label Punch (119849), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Accessories: Red Glimmer Paper (121790), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005), Dazzling Details (124117), Jewels-Basic Rhinestones (119246), Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119251)

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