Monday, July 18, 2011

"Trim the Tree" Card by Sue

Hi Everyone,
Continuing with our Christmas in July theme, our DT Gal Sue has created the sweetest little Christmas card to share today. I hope you enjoy it.
Products Used:
Stamps: CC designs Sugarplums - Trim the tree, Hero Arts Clear - Holiday Sayings
CardstockWhite Smooth Cardstock & Xpress-it Blending Cardstock
Paper : 6 x 6 Echo Park Metropolitan Collection 
Ink: Memento -  Tuxedo Black, Versa fine- Onyx black
skin: E50, E51, E53
Ruffles:C00, C1 ,C3
Shoes, sash and ornament: R22, R24, R27, R29, R59
Dress, socks and Ornament: YG00, YG03, YG06, YG09 
Hair: E30, Y21, Y32, YR21, YR30
Accessories: Cheery Lyn Designs Fanciful Flourish Die, French Pastry Doily Die, Nestabilities Labels 18, Memory Box Die - Loop Border, Cuttlebug 5 x 7 Christmas Countdown Embossing Folder, Adhesive Pearls, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Clear Spica Glitter pen
Make a card base from white smooth cardstock, 130mm x 130mm
Cut white smooth cardstock, 125mm x 125mm, emboss using the Christmas countdown folder, attach to the card base.
Cut the diagonal green striped paper from the Metropolitan collection pack, 130mm x 40mm, attach to the card front as pictured
Round the bottom 2 corners with the Corner Chomper.
Cut a white loop border, attach on the top edge of the striped paper.
Cut a flourish and doily from the white smooth cardstock.
Taking the largest two dies in the Labels 18 set, make a frame from the polka dotted paper.
Attach the doily with foam tape, carefully place the tape so that it cannot be seen. 
Attach the frame on top of the doily with double sided tape.
Attach the flourish with a little glue and some foam dots under the leaves.
Stamp ‘trim the tree’ image onto Xpress it blending cardstock using the memento ink, colour with Copics. 
Add a little sparkle to the ruffles, sash and the centre of the ornament with the clear spica pen.
Trim, attach to the card with foam tape.                                                  
Stamp the greeting with versa fine ink.
Lastly add a few pearls to finish off and you are done!
Sharing Ideas....Fab Find

Learn how to make a fun Criss Cross Card HERE

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  1. Sue's card is gorgeous! Love the white and green & how fab is that flourish!

  2. What a gorgeous card!!! Such great colouring and I appreciate the detailed tutorial - thanks!

    Thanks for having a Christmas challenge too - I've just pulled out a stack of pics from 2 years ago that I need to scrapbook!


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