Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Seasonal Tree



Seasonal Tree is one of the new rubber stamp sets released by Sparkle N Sprinkle this month and I have to tell you it is so versatile.  You can stamp any of the four seasons with this set.  I decided to create a Christmas thank you card using the bare tree and the ornament stamps.

I started out by die cutting white cardstock with the Spellbinders Labels Twenty Eight die and then randomly stamping the sentiment with VersaMark.  To give the words some color, I added a little bit of pearlescent Pan Pastels (Turquoise, Pearlescent Violet).  The Pan Pastels adhered nicely to the VersaMark.

Next, I stamped the tree with Memento Ink (Rich Cocoa) and colored it with Copic markers.  The ornaments with VersaMark and heat set with Red Apple embossing powder.  Then I added some Liquid Applique for the snow and Fantasy Gold glitter to the centers of each ornament.

The patterned paper mat was die cut using a Sue Wilson Designs die (Spanish Collection - Granada).  I wanted a larger mat for the patterned paper, so I outlined the outer edge of the die onto gold metallic cardstock and fussy cut it out.  I then placed the die on the front of the fussy cut gold cardstock and outlined the inner edge of the die with a Copic multiliner.  This gives the impression of another thin layer without any added bulk.

The next to last layer was sprayed with a spray adhesive and then covered with Aqua Marine glitter for a very glittery and shimmery look.  This was then adhered to the card base using Tear-ific Tape.  Small bows in the four corners add a final touch to this Thank You card.

14 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Love the glitter on this adorable tree and the die you used is gorgeous!

Donna Ellis said...

this is so sweet, Miss Annie! The colors are fabulous, as is the design, but what I really admire is that your fingers created those perfectly tied, tee-tiny bows! Wow! The "thank you" in the background is really a great idea! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card for a Christmas thank you. Love all the shiny ornaments on your tree and little bows. Outstanding.
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous, loving the sparkle.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Anne!! I love the sparkly ornaments and the snow on the tree!! The bows are such a fabulous touch!! Beautiful card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

rachel said...

I love this - brilliant make Anne - really pretty xx

Tammy said...

Beautiful card for Christmas Anne, you are way ahead of schedule!

Shona Erlenborn said...

How cute are those little golden ornaments and red bows? Very! Love the subtle stamped background and the appliqued snow looks so real.

Lena's Creations said...

The tree looks great - perfect for Christmas with the gold ornaments and faux snow :-) Love the dies you used for your background - very elegant!
Hugs,
Lena
Lena’s Creations

fresh.by jess said...

This is sooo pretty Anne! I just love it! :)

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Wow! Gorgeous :) I love it!

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo cute, Anne...I just love how you created the snow on your tree and what pretty little ornaments!!!

April said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and sparkle. Great job! xo

NanaConnie said...

Terrific design, Anne. Love how you did the ornaments on the bare branches. Very effective.