Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Snowy Trees Card

After being away for a few days for my cousin Sara's baby shower, I am back and playing along with Kristina Werner's latest color challenge! Her inspiration this week is very pretty but I had no idea where to start with this card! Here is what she had for us:



And here is what I ended up with!



Goodies:
All items used are by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Christmas Classics set, Best Wishes and More set, Season of Friendship set
Ink: Old Olive Classic Ink; Whisper White Craft Ink
Paper: Sahara Sand textured card stock; Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Sahara Sand card stock; Maine Blueberry DSP
Other: 1/2" circle punch, Floral Frenzy embossing plate, dimensionals, Liquid Applique by Marvy; Matte finish brad by Lasting Impressions; ribbon by Offray

I ended up starting with the layout. I used a sketch I tried a while back for one of SplitCoast's WICKED challenges. This one really stuck with me and I've been doing my best not to use it too much! There are lots of little details on this card so let me tell you about some of them you may have questions about. The little flowers at the bottom are dry embossed using the Floral Frenzy embossing plate and a light box. The circle is made by tracing one of the little plastic containers that the SU! brads come in and cutting it out. The scallops are just 1/2 inch circles I cut using my 1/2" circle punch and glued to the back of the larger circle. The snow is also a little tricky looking... it is actually Liquid Applique that I let dry and heated up with my embossing gun. I love the way it looks and it gives the card some great texture and dimension in real life! If you have any questions about all this, just ask!

Hope you are all having a great week!

-tessa

12 comments:

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Those trees put me in the winter spirit for sure! What a beautiful card!

chloe said...

Those tree's are too cute!!

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Okay, I know this is corney, but the snow on the trees is really cool. Great card. TFS, Amy.

Lauree said...

what a striking card. where did the trees come from? they look amazing.

Karen Sullivan said...

what a fun card - love the snowy trees!

Ashley said...

the trees are so real! your liquid applique technique is great. afterall, you are queen technique!

Brenda said...

Cute! Love the dimension on the trees.

Natasha said...

WOW! This is absolutely stunning! Love the layout and the sentiment pennant.

Stampin'GHmom said...

So adorable! I love the trees.

Susan said...

Very cute. I love that color combo.

Kari said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love the trees! How fun!! Love your layout too!!

..::Paulina::.. said...

Everything about this card is perfect- even the bow! :)

 
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