Here are a couple more cards using the Stampin' Up! exclusive O Christmas Tree pop-up die.
A little history (and credit) for this first one. For the CHA show, Tara made a stunning card with a silver tree and one red cardinal on it. I have a picture somewhere, so I'll dig it up and post it one of these days. It was one of the hit samples at the booth, where people were impressed with the simple elegance of it. And then recently Holle sent me a link to Gretchen's Tree Card, which has the same concept - an embossed glittery white tree with one striking red heart on the branch.
So it was already in my mind to copy these two talented ladies.
And then last weekend I met a local demonstrator named Sam, and added to my list of "ideas I want to try". She had used the Textured Impressions folders with ink to create a two-toned effect.
Thank you Tara, Gretchen and Sam for the inspiration for this card:
A couple of things I want to mention about this card:
- I will make an instruction file for it, so if you are a demonstrator and not already on my mailing list for SU! demonstrators, use the e-mail link at the left to be added to the list to receive these instruction files automatically. I limit the list to demonstrators so they have the option of using the ideas for classes or workshops. If you are a customer, please contact your demonstrator about the instruction files.
- You can attach the pop-up tree in a horizontal fold, too. Just attach the base to the side of the tree instead of the back of the tree. Now it can be added to a horizontal fold. Skew the location to one side so it has room to fold flat.
- The tree above is cut from red cardstock. I brayered Versamark ink on the Finial Press Textured Impressions folder and then embossed the tree parts. After embossing, the raised part was clean red, but the unembossed portions had Versamark ink on them. Add silver embossing powder and voila!
This next card is yet another attempt to prove the versatility of this die. It really isn't just for Christmas!
For this card I have to credit Bonnie for making me order the Birds & Branches Sizzlit strip. She loves that die and uses it all the time. Now I can see why! It's a great die!
Instruction file will be sent to the mailing list for the Autumn tree too. Not sure when I'll get the files done - probably in the next day or two. Emma caught what Karl had last week, so I'm taking care of her while working in little spurts.
RKQOTD (Karl: We had to make paper bag puppets in Spanish class and have a conversation with another person's puppet. Me: That sounds fun! Karl: Some older boys at the bus stop were teasing me about my puppet. They said it wasn't good. Me: I like your puppet. Plus, if the worst thing you're ever teased about is the quality of your puppet construction, then I think you're doing pretty well! Karl: Yeah. Me: So who was your partner in class? Karl: A boy I don't know. Me: How was his puppet? Karl: It was really good - it had a moustache!)