Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sparkly Tree!

Just a little note everyone, Colleen has had this card on drafts and I was going to post a new project but unfortunately Blogger won't let me up load my pic's so I am falling back on lil sis.  Thanks!  Enjoy!

Hi everyone,

It's me again, your friendly neighborhood Blog Hogger!

While I make my own cards, I'm not a card snob. I will look at store-bought cards occasionally and sometimes draw inspiration from them! (Okay, let's all pause for a collective gasp of disbelief! lol)

A couple of evenings ago I was visiting a friend and saw a very beautiful, understated Christmas card sitting on her shelf. After taking a close look at it, it percolated through my mind for a while, and this is what popped out:

Here's what I did;
  • I cut the back from Old Olive cardstock (cs) at 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4".
  • The Whisper White cs is 5 1/4" x 4".
  • I inked up the large tree image from the Lovely As a Tree stamp set with Versamark Ink.
  • Then I inked it up with Certainly Celery ink. The darker spots are randomly "thumped" on with an Old Olive marker.
  • I ran the Emboss Buddy over the cs and then stamped the image.
  • I used Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool to create the sparkly effect.
  • Then I used Tombo Glue and some white glitter I bought years ago to put snow on the "ground" and sporadically in the tree. (It's just dabbed here and there since I didn't want to cover up the whole tree. Gotta let that sparkle shine! lol)
  • I stamped the greeting, which is from the Many Merry Messages stamp set, in Old Olive ink.
  • I finished up by popping the Whisper White layer up using Dimensionals.
I love the soft, shiny look and can easily see using this template for a birthday or 'thinking of you' card. It's also beautiful without the "snow", which means it could be used year round!

Sparkly hugs,


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    1. Thanks so much for your comment!

      Colleen, aka the Blog Hogger