Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Glittery, Golden Christmas

Hi there out in blog land.  I seem to be in Christmas card mode.  This card is for the Merry Monday Challenge #84 - use a tree on the card and some bling.

For the card base I chose Whisper White card stock.  A piece of Garden Green card stock was embossed using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folderCherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon pieces were added horizontally and vertically.  The layer was then added to the card front.  The image from the Evergreen stamp set is a two-step one.  I first stamped the solid tree on Whisper White card stock with Wild Wasabi ink.  Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, the outline tree was stamped over it with Garden Green ink.  It was cut out with one of the Circles Framelits and the Big Shot and the edge sponged with Garden Green ink.  A piece of Gold Foil was first cut out with the second largest oval from the same dies.  I then embossed it using the retired Holiday Frame embossing folder.  I always peel off the back of the foil and glimmer papers because it helps eliminate some of the thickness on the card.  Multipurpose Glue was used to attach it to the card.  Dimensionals were used to add the image to the embossed oval.  Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details was added to simulate ornaments on the tree.  For the finishing touch I used a Glue Dot to add a star to the tree top that was punched from a piece of Red Glimmer Paper using the Merry Minis Punch Pack.  Love the look of the foil paper; it embosses beautifully.  That's all she wrote today.  Please stop by again.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Evergreen (w-#127970/c-#127973)
Ink:  Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Pad (#109014); Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad (#102272)
Card Stock:  Whisper White (#100730); Garden Green (#102584); Gold Foil Sheets (#132622); Red Glimmer Paper (#121790)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658); Stamp-a-ma-jig (#101049); Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (#129381); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335); Merry Minis Punch Pack (#126882); Stamping Sponges (#101610); Holiday Embossing Folder (retired
The Finishing Touches:  Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge GG Ribbon (#132135); Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (#125585); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755); Glue Dots (#103683); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)



Loll Thompson said...

Hi Patti. It really is a glittery, golden Christmas! LOVE all the shine on this card. The gold foil makes an amazing frame for your beautiful tree. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Linda Callahan said...

Love the glitz for Christmas! Pretty holiday card!

Beverley said...

Stunning! Hugs Bev x

Karren said...

Great card, Patti. Your "Christmas present" layout with the ribbon is a perfect backdrop to your gorgeous tree. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely card Patti, the gold embossed oval is so pretty.Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Patti! I love that embossed foil! How elegant! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

LeAnne said...

Wow, what a stunner! That embossed foil really makes this tree stand very pretty! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Merry Monday challenge, Patti!