One of the loved traditions of Christmas season is finding the perfect evergreen tree and decorate it with treasured ornaments and accessories. Now we can create a grove of fun Christmas trees in assorted styles and decorations with two new products from our July 2015 catalog.
Here's my vintage romantic Create Christmas card today:
After heat embossing the tree in Sparkle Puff embossing powder, it was diecut with the matching Create Christmas diecut set. The sparkly ornaments were made with Glue Dots, a straw with the end cut at an angle, and micro glitters from the Christmas Micro Glitter set. Push the glitter into the Glue Dot with a piece of the release paper or wax paper. I actually used a silicone tool that is used with glue guns. Not sure where to place the Glue Dots? Here's my trick: I stamped a second tree and placed sequins in the areas where the glue dots would go with my craft tweezers. Using sequins, I could re-position them for better visual balance. Once they were in place, I referred to the sample as I affixed the Glue Dots to my pink tree. TIP: Bring the paper tree to the Glue Dot rather than try to push the Glue Dot dispenser onto the tree. I tried lifting them off with craft tweezers, but because they are really gummy, they lost their shape as they were pulled off the release paper.
Season of Joy stencil is 6-1/4 inches tall and I decided to mask off the sentiment and star area to reduce my card size to 5-1/2 inches tall. The background was pasted with regular white paste and while wet, was sprinkled with Crystal Micro Glitter from the Christmas Micro Glitter Kit. Once dry, it was trimmed to 4-1/4 x 5-1/8. 'Tis the Season was heat embossed with Versafine Ink and Detail Gold.
The finished pink panel was mounted on Mixed Media White cardstock. I added a Maya Road star pin to the back of the tree with a Glue Dot. Gold floral wire was tied in a bow under the star. Two strips of 3M Foam mounting tape was adhered to the tree and affixed to the pink stencil panel.
CRS5080 Cling Create Christmas
DCS5080 Create Christmas Die Set
DWLX7016 Season of Joy Stencil
DWDEP Regular White Embossing Paste
DWDPK Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
MGK02 Christmas Micro Glitter Kit
EP525 Sparkle Puff
VM0001 VersaMark Inkpad
DP102 Detail Gold Embossing Powder
SSC1147 Tis the Season Perfectly Clear Stamps
Glue Dots Dot N Go
Maya Road Star Pin
Gold Floral Wire - Craft Store
Disclaimer: I'm so happy to be a Stampendous Design Team Member and to help promote their wonderful products. They generously supply us with many free goodies like these Dreamweaver Stencils, Stampendous stamp, Mixed Media Paper, Micro Glitter, Detail Embossing Powder, Glue Dots, and Versafine inkpad that I'm using today.