Monday, October 24, 2011

Poinsettia Tree

There are only 61 days 'til Christmas!  I am officially starting my Christmas posts!  I know that my last post was a Christmas Advent Calendar; however, that was under the guise of a Thanksgiving gift.  I LOVE Christmas time and I am counting down the days till I can start decorating.  My husband is making me wait till Halloween is over (I guess that is reasonable).  I am even more excited this year as I will be decorating my very own house!  Last year we moved in on December 29th so this will be the first time!

I think this card is one of my favorites this holiday season.  Though I got so many wonderful ideas at Convention (are you sick of hearing that yet), I am just in love with every holiday card I make!  Be sure to let me know which ones you love as I post them up!

This card is surprisingly simple and very elegant.

The technique is Emboss Resist with the Big Shot.  I introduced this technique here; however, this has a twist.  Instead of leaving an embossing void, we are specifying a shape we want embossed.  First, cut out a triangle from cardboard for the size of the Christmas tree you want on your card.

Using Dotto, adhere the triangle to the outside of your Embossing Folder.

Put your Whisper White Cardstock in the embossing folder and layer it as follows:  Multipurpose Platform, Embossing Folder with cardboard side down, Cutting board.  Run this through the Big Shot.

When you remove your cardstock, only the triangle will be embossed!  Love it!

Use a Cherry Cobbler marker and color over the dots on the tree.

Using Dazzling Details, add glitter to each of the poinsettia petals of the tree.

Stamp your saying and add a Rhinestone on the top of the tree as a star.  Adhere the Whisper White to a Cherry Cobbler card base to finish it off.

Stamp Set(s) - Hand-Penned Holidays
Card Stock - Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink - Cherry Cobbler Marker
Accessories - Big Shot, Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder, Dotto, Dazzling Details, Basic Rhinestones

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