Friday, August 12, 2022


Today's card is a more elegant style than my previous cards this week.  I love to use foils for Christmas cards.  Foil just seems to go with Christmas.  Maybe it's because we love all the glitter, shimmer and shine of Christmas decorations.  Someday I hope I can learn to capture all that shimmer and shine in my photos.

My Thick Basic White card base was first covered with another layer of Basic White cardstock embossed with the Timber 3D embossing folder.  Whenever I make a monochromatic card, I like to add as much texture and dimension as possible as it provides interest.

Before adhering the silver dotted Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Silver & Gold paper to the silver foil mat, I die cut 3 silver tree branches with the Tree Lot Dies from the center of the foil mat.   When using a more expensive paper for a mat, I like to make use of the center of the mat since it's going to be covered up anyway.  I was easily able to get three trees out of the center and probably could have squeezed in a 4th.

After die-cutting 5 trees in varying sizes from Basic White cardstock, I embossed the Basic White trees with the Timber 3D embossing folder.  Once the silver branches were adhered, the fun began as I created my little forest of trees on the front of the silver dotted designer series paper.

Dimensional interest was created by adhering some trees directly to the front and lifting others with dimensionals.  In the following photo you can see more of the dimension.

The sentiment was heat embossed with silver embossing powder on a separate Basic White strip and layered below the trees.

The card was wrapped with Metallic Mesh Ribbon to add additional sparkle and elegance.  This ribbon is so pretty, and it was surprisingly easy to tie into a bow!  Bows are generally a challenge for me, but this mesh ribbon was quite easy to tie.

To complete the card front I scattered a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels across the sky.

For the inside of the card, I made two more trees.  I again die cut several of the silver branches from the center of the Silver Foil Mat and used them for the card front and inside.

The silver heat-embossed sentiment is from the Hope & Peace stamp set.

While elegantly beautiful, this card was quick to create.  I think I am going to make a few more of these to add to my Christmas Card collection.  I may mix it up and use other foil colors as well.

If you would like a tutorial for today's card, you can download one by clicking on this link.

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PRODUCT STATUS UPDATE:   I create my cards and posts one to two weeks in advance of the posting date, so unfortunately since I created this card the Sale-a-Bration Item Tree Lot Dies has sold out and is no longer available.  The Trees For Sale stamp set is still available in the July - January Mini.  You could always fussy cut the trees, but if that doesn't appeal to you, use products you already have.  Over the years, Stampin' Up! has had many bundles with trees and coordinating dies.  Use this card as inspiration and use the products you have!

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