I loved the layers in this week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch 177. Currently all of my Christmas paper is laid out on a table in my studio, so I can see it all at a glance; selecting the DSP and coordinating colors was a breeze. The focal image, on the other hand, ranged from hedgehogs to these presents under the tree. My mind was scurrying with ideas! While the card is basically quite straightforward, I did happen upon an exciting discovery. As I was creating the card, I was picturing the presents under a Christmas tree. I wanted to visually communicate that; so, I decided to experiment with my Lovely as a Tree single stamp. I discovered, if I turned the stamp sideways and only inked half the tree, it offered the effect of a Christmas tree branch hanging over the presents. Woo hoo! I suspended a few Christmas ornaments (SU rhinestones) from the boughs as the card’s finishing touch.
SU STAMPS: Merry Little Christmas, Wishing You, Gorgeous Grunge, Lovely as a Tree, Best Yet (retired)
SU CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheet, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
SU DSP: Season of Style
TOOLS: Perfect Polka Dots SU EF, heat tool, corner rounder
SUPPLIES & EMBELLISHMENTS: Clear embossing powder, small, medium and large rhinestone, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Season of Style washi tape
ADHESIVES: SU Dimensionals, double sided tape, red line tape
SU INK & MARKERS: Versamark, Old Olive, Gold, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Silver