Well here is the second card we did on Tuesday night. I was very excited when the Delightful Decorations set made it into the big catalog this summer. I got it when it was in the mini last year and only got to use it a few times so it was fun to be able to use it again.
The Christmas tree branch is actually the tall pine tree from Lovely As a Tree and is stamped using Wild Wasabi ink. Using a craft knife I cut a small slit along one of the branches to thread silver tinsel trim through.
For the ornament I pulled a little trick out of my sleeve. On the first sample that I made something was missing. Even with the tinsel trim it was a little blah. Then I remembered a technique with the shimmer paint that was popular when it first came out. Mix a few drops of shimmer paint with a few drops of reinker. Take a sponge dauber and lightly apply the shimmer paint/reinker mixture directly to your stamp. You don't want to over load your stamp as it will make your image muddy and you'll lose some of the details as the ink mixture will puddle in the negative spaces. Then stamp on your cardstock as usual.
Trim the corners with the ticket corner punch, attach the top panel to a Perfect Plum panel and adhere all of that to the Sahara Sand base. Add a sentiment to the inside (we used Four the Holidays set at the Stamp-a-Stack) and you're finished.
Thanks for looking! Happy Stamping!
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Lovely As a Tree
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum (reinker)
Paper: Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Silver Tinsel Trim, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Ornament punch, Ticket Corner punch, craft knife, dimensionals
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