Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Delicate Tree

Edited: This was published in the Just Cards! - Christmas Cards & Decorations, Vol 2., 2015 magazine

Today I'm using the new Delicate Tree die from Die-Versions, plus eight more dies from Die-Versions.  These include the "star", which is part of the new Holiday Tag die, and the following Sweet Wordlets: the new Tis the Season and Deck the Halls, plus Noel, Believe, Happy, Holidays, and Merry Christmas.

I've also got a quick tutorial on how to do the Double Flocking technique.  It's basically the same as the double glitter technique, but using flock instead.  I have to say it does feel so soft and it's quite sparkly with the added glitter that's in the flock.

Start out by adhering a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to white cardstock and die cut the tree.  Depending on how thick the cardstock is, the die should hopefully only cut through the top protective sheet.  If it does cut all the way through, that's ok, just add some tape to the back so that all the pieces remain in place.  Begin by removing the protective sheet from the inner portion of the die (as shown on the left).

Next, cover the exposed adhesive with Glistening Emeralds Sparkle N Soft flocking from Sprinkle N Sparkle.  Burnish the flock in well with your fingertip.

Now take the remaining protective sheet off.  Cover the exposed adhesive with Irish Sparkle Sparkle N Soft and burnish well with your fingertip.  The end results should look like the photo below.  Now for the rest of the card.

After the Christmas tree was all flocked, I took a piece of red cardstock, applied VersaMark all over it, and heat set it with Clear embossing powder.  It transformed the dull red to something shiny and bright.  Next I die cut all the Sweet Wordlets and placed them on the tree.

The star/snowflake is actually one of the negative pieces formed when die cutting the Holiday Tag.  I applied VersaMark to the snowflake, covered it with Halo embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle and heat set it.  The patterned papers have been in my stash for a long time.

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rachel said...

super tree and a great card xx

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Anne!! The tree looks so beautiful!! Thanks for the flocking tips, too!! Have a great day :)

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Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Anne, I love the fabulous tree!
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Thanks for the tutorial on the flocking. A GORGEOUS tree!!! WOW! Love this one Anne.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, Anne fab glittered tree and I like how you have laid the wording over the top
Kevin xx

nwilliams6 said...

Great techniques and dies Anne. I like that tree die and the shiny red for the words. A super Christmas card! Hugz!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- loving the sparkle- and the red- shiney- is such a fab pop of color!!!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous tree & a great tutorial too Anne!
Dawn xx

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful card, Anne! Wow! And I love the tutorial with the tips (especially the part about putting tape on the back if a die cuts too far thru the SAS!)

Love those tiny branches and pretty words, too! Wonderful techniques and finished card! hugs, de

April said...

Love your tree! Thanks for the tutorial. I must try this soon. xo

Tammy said...

Someone is going to be very thrilled to receive this beauty! Gorgeous tree!

Ellen Taylor said...

Awesome and festive!!! Love the flocking and cool tips! Love it Anne!!

NanaConnie said...

Stunning, Anne! What a great technique. I'm going to have to dig out the flocking and try this. Ever since SnS came out with the Velvet Glitters, I've been focused on glitter almost to the exclusion of EP and flocking. :-D

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, love your tutorial, wonderful job. Really fun Christmas card. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Pat

E.T. said...

oh wow wow wow!!! this is fantabulous!

Annie said...

Beautiful flocking Anne and I so love the overall design and gorgeous colours....its hard to believe that Christmas is only 4.5 months away................crikey !!!!!
TFS and crafty hugs

Annie x

Shirley said...

Love your technique for the tree and a really great idea for the die cuts too! Very bright and cheerful!! You will be ready! I need to get those dies!!

Teresa Arsenault said...

I love all the techniques you used on this. What a cool idea for your words.

Also, I was just thinking today that I should look up a tutorial on how to use flocking powder, since I have to bottles and have never used either. TFS

Blessing hugs,

Joan Ervin said...

What a great technique you used on the tree, Anne., looks fantastic!!! Love all the red letters!!!