Saturday, December 8, 2012

A Dazzling Pine

Hello from the dreary, rainy Hudson Valley.  Believe it or not, I wouldn't mind if it was snow - so much prettier.  Today's card is for the Nacho Average Challenge #23.

For the card base I chose Baja Breeze card stock.  I ran the right edge of just the front of the card through the Big Shot with one of the Adorning Accents Edgelits DiesI then paper pierced a piece of Brushed Silver card stock using the same scallop from the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack and attached it to the right inside of the card so it would highlight the cut edge of the front when the card is closed.  A piece of retired Baja Breeze ribbon was attached to a strip of Brushed Silver card stock and added along the scalloped edge.  The single pine tree from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set was heat embossed on Baja Breeze card stock using VersaMark and Silver embossing powder.  It was attached to a piece of Brushed Silver card stockDazzling Diamonds were added to the branches using a glue pen.  This layer was then attached to the card with dimensionals.  Some Rhinestones were added for a little more sparkle.  A very clean and simple card to make.  Check out some of their sketches and join in the challenge.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Set:  Lovely As A Tree (w-#115026/c-#127793)
Ink:  VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock:  Baja Breeze (#111352); Brushed Silver (#100712)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Heat Tool (#129053); Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies (#125595); Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (#126187); Paper-Piercing Tool (#126189)
The Finishing Touches:  Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109131); Basic Rhinestone Jewels (#119246); 2-Way Glue Pen (#100425); Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (#102023); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Baja Breeze 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon (retired)



LeAnne said...

GORGEOUS! Love love love it! Pretty colors....I wish we had snow too, this fog is depressing me.

WebDeb said...

Silver and Baja -- stunning! What a beautifully executed card!

Anne Hayward said...

Lovely as a Tree is one of my all-time favorite stamp sets. Love the color used and the embossing. This is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with the Nachos.

Tammy said...

This is beautiful -- serene and peaceful! I love the glitter on the tree, and your scalloped edge! and the paper piercing! Okay, I love your whole card! :-) Thanks for joining us for the Nacho Challenge this week!!

Sharon said...

Patti, what a simply gorgeous card! I just love the color pairing you did. Lovely. And I love all the little details: the glitter on the tree, the rhinestones at the corners, the scallop edge. All very pretty.
thank you for jointing us @ NAC.

Rose said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful card-I may have to add it to my cards for Christmas. I love the color choices and the 'simplicity'.

Bonnie said...

You've done this tree up beautifully and the pleated ribbon gives the card a really classy look!