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Oh, Christmas Tree!


Hi everyone! Barb here with my post focusing on getting some Christmas cards done, and after perusing the a2z Scrapbooking Store for some stamps and stencils, I’m ready to go!

My first card was made with sort of a chalkboard theme (I love white pigment ink on black cardstock). I stamped the tree with Fancy Tree and Unicorn White Pigment Ink, then stamped the sentiment (from Merry Christmas Messages) with Versamark and Hero Arts White Embossing Powder (my favorite for a crisp, clean sentiment). I also took out my colored pencils and added some color to the flowers and holly leaves. I think this is a great card to reproduce…it’s festive, but not complicated.


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The color is really subtle, so here is a close up:

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My 2nd card is 5 x 7” and was made with my new Hero Arts Swirl Tree Stencil. I know it’s difficult to see on screen, but it is totally sparkly IRL! I mixed a little green ink with White Embossing Paste for the tree, and before it dried, I added clear glitter. My sentiment is also from Merry Christmas Messages, stamped with Versamark and Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

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Here’s a close up of all that sparkle:

Stencil close up

Please don’t forget that we have a monthly challenge going on.  We would love for you to play along with us. This month’s theme is Autumn and Christmas. You may enter up to 5 times and you will be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking store with each entry. Click HERE to submit your entry.
Also, we would like to invite you and your friends to apply for our Design Team. The link is over the to right if you are interested or you can click HERE for more details.  We really hope you will apply.

Please note: Submissions close at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 20, 2014, so if you are interested, be sure to apply on time.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit us today…I hope everyone is having a great weekend ~


4 thoughts on “Oh, Christmas Tree!

  1. Fantastic idea with the Chalkboard look!! I LOVE both, but that really is fun and very interesting!! Happy to be back, but sore and tired and today we are starting to MOVE my craft room to my new room !! Oh JOY!!!

  2. Love the colored chalkboard idea–and the sparkly tree makes me happy!

  3. Barb, your cards are so, so beautiful! Love the technique on the first card!

  4. Love both cards, Barb! The tree stamps are beautiful!

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