Friday, 12 November 2021

Tall Trees


Meet today's card.
Pretty simple to create using this lovely stencil called Pine Tree Duo.  It's just one of the new releases from A Colorful Life Designs.  
There are a few different designs and I think they would make wonderful all season or even great masculine cards.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • My card is an A2 size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) so I cut a piece of white cardstock 3 3/4 x 5.  I like to have a border around my card base.
  • I placed the panel into my Misti and rubbed over the whole thing with an anti-static bag as I wanted to heat emboss it.  I stamped using the Friends background stamp from HA with some Versamark ink and white heat embossed.
  • Next, I laid the Pine Tree Duo over the embossed panel and inked it up with some Peacock Feathers and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide ink with an inking brush.
  • I removed the stencil and wiped off the ink left behind on the text, revealing the resist the heat embossing creates.  It adds great interest too.
  • To add further interest, I used my ScorPal and added the perforated line beside the inked area.
  • I stamped the Merry Christmas greeting onto a piece of white cardstock, then inked along the edges with some more of the Rustic Wilderness.
  • I glued the inked panel onto a piece of blue cardstock that matched the background colour and then onto a heavy white card base.
  • I pop dotted the sentiment over the panel, then added the little green gems.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- STARTS WITH U<V or W
(Winter white)

Stamps- Merry Christmas (IO); Friends (HA)
Inks- DOX; Versamark, Versafine
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (ACLD); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); green gems (Dollar Tree);
TE inking brushes; ScorPal; Lawn Fawn white eb powder; heat tool


Pat said...

This is a great way of getting a bold image over the background embossing Karen and I adore the colours and the large open sentiment on the strip over the top looks wonderful. x

cuilliesocks said...

This is so beautiful Karen, I love the design, the bold background really makes the white trees pop, wonderful colours, Kate x

Bunny said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and that stencil. [Bunny]
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Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful card Karen, and i love that stencil the trees really pop against the green background ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Karen - love the depth of colour you used in the background, and those tress are amazing!
Stay safe

Mac Mable said...

The white heat embossing along with the blending makes one striking and beautiful card Karen x.

I Card Everyone said...

love, Love, LOVE your tall pines, Karen!!

Chrissy said...

Super effective, love the tall tree stencil..
Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]


Bonnie said...

Love these trees, Karen, and a fantastic background!

Deanne Saunders said...

What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
*Sorry for being so late commenting but please know that I have checked out your project and appreciate you entering my challenge!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper