Friday, November 18, 2022

Layered Pine Tree Card

Hello!  Today's card is perfect for mass producing or those last minute cards that we all seem to need as the holidays draw nearer.  (Please tell me I'm not the only one scrounging for cards at the last minute!)  But just because time is limited doesn't mean the card can't still be beautiful, right?  And if you know me, these clean and simple cards are really what makes my heart happy anyway, so let's get started.

This card comes together in a snap!  Start by blending on your background with the beautiful Layered Foliage Winter Stencils.  I used all three layers here, but by using just a single ink color, I made the process even quicker.  
For a simple but impactful focal point, I cut the largest tree in the Pine Tree Dies (LOVE them!) four times in varying shades of coral.  I scored down the middle of each die and layered them for an ombre effect.  I adhered just down the center line, so I could fluff them up at varying heights.  This allows for some awesome dimension and ups the interest factor.
I finished the card off by embossing a sentiment from the new Holiday Sentiments stamp set.  This set is so useful!  With so many options, it's easy to find the perfect sentiment for your project.
And there you have it!  I'm hoping you find yourself with all the holiday crafting time you need ;) but just in case, I hope this simple but still special Christmas card encourages you that you can totally do this!  Squeeze in just a smidgen more of time and send that extra card to someone who needs it! 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Poinsettia Tag

Good morning!   I thought I would switch things up today and make a tag.  Tis' the season, right? This quick and easy Christmas tag uses the fabulous Winter Foliage dies by Pretty Pink Posh.  I know, I know.  I can't stop using them. 

For my tag base, I pulled out my long time favorite tag from the Birthday Circles Dies.  I cut it in white, and then backed it with a deep purple. 

For the focal point, I cut the Winter Foliage dies in silver and white.  You could always create the flower in just a single color, but I love mixing colors and even patterns in the layers.  To create my poinsettia, I used the largest flower base in silver and white with a white smaller flower on top.  My favorite way to make the flower look full and a little more organic is to just slightly offset each layer.  Each flower seems to have a sweet spot for layering. 

I used the tiniest flower and the triple berry die cut in silver cardstock for the center.  I cut both sizes of leaves in teal and then tucked in a couple berry sprigs.  Don't you just love the stitching detail on each of the layers?

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I am having so much fun creating with this new release, but making this tag has me missing Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  I sure loved that!  But at least I always think of her when I make a tag now, which definitely brings a smile, so that's still a win. :)