Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Warm Glittery Trees

Hi friends!  I've got another Christmas card to share with you today.  As you can probably tell by the cards I've made over the past year, I like making country-ish cards. Today, I'm sharing a warm country Christmas card with y'all.

I started with a sand card base (A2) and then I pulled out some dies. I used the Blueprints 6 die set by cutting my brown layer from the large rounded rectangle die and I cut the sand cardstock piece with the smaller rounded rectangle die. The brown layer was embossed with the Bricks and Bark embossing folder for a wonderful background texture.

I wrapped some linen thread around my bark embossed brown piece and adhered it to my card base. The sentiment from the Country Time Christmas set (Flourishes) was stamped at the top of the smaller rectangle die cut and then adhered to my card with Joy Foam pads.

I die cut the Fir Trees from green cardstock but they needed a little "oomph" to turn this into a warm country Christmas card. I pulled out the Mercury Glass Stickles and smeared it all over the trees with my finger and let them dry completely before adhering them to the card. Ooooooohhhhhhh! I am in love with this Mercury Glass Stickles! That is a wonderful old-timey shine on those trees!

You can order any of these linked items from Classy Cards 'n Such.  Be sure to use this code, Holly-10, when you check out so you can save some money.  You'll also find tons of dies and stamps and other supplies for all your cardmaking needs.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Amusing Challenges - Trees
Joanna Sheen - Make it Sparkle
All that Stickles - Any winter/holiday project with Stickles
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas
Get Inky #19 - Christmas


Kelly Lloyd said...


Thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments

Hugs Kelly

Mikha Adriani said...

Hi Holly! Yes, this card really is warm :) :) I love how you put brown as the background paper :) really love the card.
Thanks for sharing this at Crafty Sentiments. Hope to see you again soon :)
Hugs, Mikha

Karen (karey2005) said...

Love the neutral colors and those sparkly trees! Pretty! Thanks for joining the All That Stickles linky party! Karen N (DT)

Laura Love said...

What a beautiful card! Love the bling! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

I love the bark effect and the trees, perfect. Thanks for joining us at Get Inky!
Ann DT