Easy Fast Christmas Card with a lot of Sparkle

I just love this Christmas Card.  It is so easy and fast to put together but has a lot of sparkle!

Have you seen a perfect Christmas Tree?

  • Stamps: Evergreen (Wood  127970   Clear  127973 )
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla Card Stock, Champagne Shimmer Paper (102935)
  • Ink: Old Olive Classic Ink Pad
  • Accessories: Gold embossing powder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Finishing Touch Edgelits Die,
    Merry Minis Punch Pack (126882), Decorative Label Punch

First we inked the stamp Evergreen with Old Olive.  We used various heights, but you want the one that you are embossing to be a little lower than the rest so it stands out.  It's OK if these are not stamped perfectly, or overlapped.  We purposely made the edge trees go off the paper a little bit.    We didn't want these to look perfect, as there really isn't any perfect evergreen tree.  That's part of their character.

The trick to this card is to use your embossing buddy on the WHOLE card.  If you do not use your embossing buddy, you will end up with a glob of gold powder where you don't want it..   The next step is to stamp with VersaMark, the outline of the tree from the Evergreen Stamp set.  We used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for this.  If you don't know how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig, we would be happy to show you.   Be sure to be on the lookout on our blog at the beginning of the year for some quick videos to show you how to do these quick tricks.

After stamping the outline image, use the Gold embossing powder and your heat tool.  The star was punched out of the Champagne Shimmer Paper using the star from the Merry Minis Punch Pack (126882), a favorite punch set from the 2012 Holiday Catalog.

We used one of the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies (127010) with the Champagne Shimmer Paper.  This was a little tough, because you had to go back and poke out all the little holes with your paper piercer, but I promise you it is well worth the work.  From the same Evergreen stamp, we stamped the saying, and punched it out using the Decorative Label Punch.   Punch out the same punch with the Champagne Shimmer Paper, cut it in half and spread it apart to create the highlight.

Adhere all to the Old Olive Card Stock base.

Happy Stamping!

 

Wendy & Cheryl

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