Thursday 29 December 2016

Christmas Tree .....

.... Good morning! I hope that you have all had an enjoyable holiday season. We had a super time with family in the UK. Jonathan and Kat are flying back to the States today, while I get to spend some extra time with my mum - always special.

Anyway, I've a Christmas card to share with you today. I made this several weeks ago when I was busy making my card as Guest Designer for the AAA Cards - AAA80 challenge where the theme was silver. I'd also been playing with the lovely emboss impressions technique that I'd seen demonstrated by Jennifer McGuire. This is one of the first cards for my 2017 stash!!

Merry Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Christmas Sentiments; Penny Black - Yuletide Wishes; Uniko - Stunning Snowflakes
Inks: Versamark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Delicata - Silvery Shimmer
Dies: Memory Box - Winterland Tree
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Stampin' Up! Card - Basic Black; Silver Mirri Card; Silver Embossing Powder; Wink of Stella - Clear

I lightly tapped Versamark over the Christmas tree die cut, placed it on the black card and ran it through the Big Shot. I carefully removed the die and then added lots of silver embossing powder to make sure it filled all the impression lines and heat set the powder. This is such a lovely technique and gives another way to use our dies! I added lots more anti-static powder to the black card, stamped the sentiment and heat embossed that too. I finished the black panel by adding lots of sparkle to the open spaces in the tree with a clear Wink of Stella brush. I layered the panel on some silver mirri card and then adhered it all to a white card. On the inside I cut a mat layer of black card and on the white panel added a simple greeting and some lovely silver snowflakes.

Merry Christmas inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I've just logged onto the Less is More challenge and discovered that my outline card was one of the ShowCASEd cards for the one-layer challenge 306 - absolutely thrilled and delighted. That's all for now!



Jane said...

Stunning! Love the pretty tree stamp and it looks totally amazing in silver. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a wonderful technique, and a gorgeous card! I am going to have to give this technique a whirl! Thanks for linking up and playing along with us at AAA Cards.

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