Saturday, January 5, 2013

Evergreen Tree

When I first saw the Evergreen stamp set I knew I had to have it.  This pretty tree will come in handy for not only holiday cards, but for winter scenes too.  This card was sent to my sweet friend Sharon in Ireland.

I stamped the image in Handsome Hunter and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  It was colored with a blender pen in Sage Shadow ink.  The trunk was done in Close to Cocoa.  I used a VersaMarker pen on the edge of the branches and embossed them with iridescent ice embossing powder.  The corners of the paper were rounded and the image was mounted to a piece of Stardream metallic aquamarine paper, which was cut using the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles.  A glittered star brad was added to the top of the tree.  The Shimmery White background was embossed with a Cuttlebug Flurries embossing folder and spritzed with Tsukineko Sheer Frost Shimmer.  A bow from seam binding finishes off the card.

The inside sentiment was also stamped in Handsome Hunter and embossed.  Snowflakes were added in Going Gray ink with iridescent ice embossing powder.

Wishing you a great weekend!  I'll be linking with Make It Monday.
Card Recipe:
Stamps:  SU Evergreen, Snowflake Soiree, Serene Snowflakes, PSX Wonderful Wishes
Paper:  Stardream Metallic Aquamarine, Handsome Hunter, Shimmery White
Ink:  Handsome Hunter with Clear EP, Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa, Going Gray with Iridescent Ice EP
Accessories:  Recollections Silver Glittered Star Brad, Tsukineko Sheer Frost Shimmer Spritz, 1/2" White Seam Binding, Cuttlebug Flurries Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles #3
Techniques:  Embossing, Blender Pen
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")


Crystal said...

What a beautiful card! I am sure your friend loved it and will treasure it for years to come. :-)

Amila said...

very beautiful card!!Love these pretty colours...Sure,your friend would love it...
Have a Great weekend!!

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Becky said...

So soft and pretty.

sharonssunlitmemories said...

What a wonderful thrill it was to see my card in this post!! I so enjoyed setting it Donna - and as one of your other visitors has already guessed I will treasure it forever! Finding it here today has been marvellous. Hope you are also enjoying the weekend! :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and elegant card Donna.

greetings karin

Life Full of Sunflowers said...

Donna, this is gorgeous. I love the tree stamp as well. Your friend, I know, loved it.

AntiquityTravelers said...

what a beautiful card, and so thoughtful that it is handmade!

Terry said...

I love this stamp set! I'm so happy it's carrying over so it's still available to buy. Super pretty card. I'm sure your friend will LOVE it!



Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a pretty keepsake, Donna! I do love the soft colors and embossed background. A true labor of love! xx

Rosemary said...

Beautiful and again the instructions are so helpful.

Beth said...

Love that stamp! What a lovely card you made. You are very talented, Donna.

Unknown said...

Love the soft colors and tree image Donna. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday!

loz said...

Fabulous card and colors Donna. Visited from MIM..Loz

GardenOfDaisies said...

I'm visiting from Sharon's page. The card you made for her is gorgeous!!! The softness is really pretty. I really wish I knew how to emboss and color in, etc... Blues and green are my favorite colors, so to me this card is PERFECT!!!

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