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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Trimming the Tree...

...yep, more Christmas stuff as we head into September.

The folk over at "Winter Wonderland" want to see a card showing the tree being dressed or already done and the folk over at "CHNC" (Challenge 35) want to see some decoupage or pyrimage - at least 3 layers.

Well here I've got both...
My base card is 8x8 smooth white CS (290 weight). As a background I've used the new Papermania 5x7 Bauble Tree embossing folder mounted on some embossed gold CS. I've then added some decoupage from the new Papermania range 'At Christmas Time' - this has also been mounted on embossed gold CS.
This shot shows the layers of the decoupage - four in total. It also shows the embossing of the tree folder.
I thought this was a lovely cosy winter's scene of a roaring fire and a beautifully decorated tree & fireplace.
I love this embossing folder - the 'idea' of a Christmas tree is totally created by baubles and decorations. The embossing is also very clear (even my grotty photography had no problem picking up the image LOL). I embossed it on the same white card as I used for the card blank and just highlighted some of the raised areas with a Stardust gel pen.
I'm sure you can see from this pic that the light catches the pen strokes beautifully and gives a sparkly feeling.

The sentiment came from the decoupage pack and I mounted it on the embossed gold CS so that everything matched. The final touch was some of the crystal ribbon in gold wrapped & knotted around the spine of the card.

That's it folks - why not hop over to the challenge sites to see what other folk have come up with..............................

7 comments:

Danielle said...

Lovely card! Really love how you incorporated the decoupage onto the embossed image! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Winter Wonderland this week!
Hugs, Danielle

downrightcrafty said...

hiya, gorgeous creation, thank you so much for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have candy if you are interested :)

Sue said...

Lovely Card. Really like that embossed tree :)

Hazel said...

Totally gorgeous - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 35 - hope to see you again soon. x

Bubbles said...

Totally adore how you've mixed the contemporay with a more traditional decoupage and made it work so brilliantly!

sutty said...

Great card...and that folder is gorgeous :)

The Crafty Elf said...

I love it! This is a great card Toni...well done!