Friday, October 30, 2009

Red Christmas Trees


Sherrod Studio Tuesday Throwdown: sstt03 Creamy Caramel, Real Red, Barely Banana
Card Patterns: Sketch 38
Creative Belli Blog: #77 Raffia or Twine

I used Sherrod Studio's Christmas Greetings set for this card. You can emboss with any dye ink pad if you have a versamark pad and clear embossing powder. I first inked the center tree with versamark, and then inked it again with real red dye ink before stamping it onto my banana cardstock. I quickly covered it with clear EP and heated it up with my embossing gun. Voila! A shiny embossed tree. :) I did the same method for the other trees, trunks, stars and sentiment. Just remember to clean your stamp in between each inking so you don't get color ink on your versamark pad.

AND I absolutely LOVE how easy it was to line up the three trees and their trunks with the clear stamps! I don't think I have ever stamped three of anything in such an straight line before and I managed it on the first attempt {cheer}.

I think I'm also addicted to my sakura glitter pens. I started by outlining the tree mat, then the saying, then the card base and then all the bumpy parts on the cuttlebug red layer. It's such an easy way to add sparkle and it's just fun! {wink}

I found this satin ribbon that matched the caramel paper, but it looked plain so I added some red twine and I like it better. Then I was digging through my bin of random buttons and found the yellow one first. I thought how perfect it would be if I could find a red one to fit in the center and was thrilled to find exactly what I needed after more sifting. Again, twine came to my rescue in tying the two buttons together. {grin}

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!


13 comments:

Kim said...

I love the textured background and your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining our Tuesday Throwdown.

Lynn said...

Love the red Christmas trees with the gold star toppers!! Beautiful work on this wonderful holiday card, Michelle!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh Michelle, this just pops off the page! love your trees and those buttons, you're right, just perfect! I'm with you ...really like the clear stamps also :))

Dawn Mercedes said...

I emboss just about everything!!

Cassie_lu said...

great job geating everything straight

Stampin and Stylin Earhart Designs said...

you've been a busy stamper!!!! cool trees.

Debsg said...

Gorgeous cheery colours. Fab card.

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Excellent Christmas card. Love all the little details you incorporated! Very nice job! Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!

Fern said...

What a sweet Christmas Card... Love the embossed bg and the trees are fantastic. The button is darling... Great job... Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge...

Sue said...

Striking Christmas card luv the red trees, great background paper, luv the button,sue.x

Joan Ervin said...

What a fun and fabulous design...I am sooo lovin all the red!!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge...your twine looks awesome on this!!!

Holly said...

Oh, I just LOVE this card. The red trees really just pop off the page! Thanks so much for joining the Belli Challenge!

Chrissy D said...

I love the red on this card - So festive and fun! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!