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This beautiful Bare Oak Tree by Memory Box is so perfect for a winter-time scene, altho it could also make a great Halloween scene, too! :) I must admit, I love images that have a lot of flexibility and I even have a spring/summer scene in my head that it would be perfect for!
If you're mailing out a lot of cards this holiday season, you may want to consider a design that is flat, but still has enough sha-zaaaam! to inspire the recipient to oooooh and aaaaaaah, UKWIM?!
This is such an easy way to achieve that and one of my favorite types of holiday designs!
After embossing the tree with Versamark and clear powder, I placed a torn strip of paper to act as a mask--this will help define the horizon line in the scene. Tearing the edge can give you an artfully rustic effect, but if you wanted a more graphic look, you could cut a smooth edge.
I sponged Aqua dye ink over it all to create the "sky"--love the subtle hue of this particular shade.
After removing the mask, you can see the the snow-covered ground all around the tree.
To add some interest and a punch of color, I laid down some narrow tape flush along all four edges.
I removed one liner paper at a time, and then burnished this gaaaaw-jus shade of glitter into the tape with my finger tips. This micro-fine glitter gives fantastic coverage, creating an elegant sparkly look that is smooth and velvety (is that possible? Smooth & velvety at the same time?! *chuckle*)
A quick hand-written greeting, and I couldn't resist creating some "snowfall" with a white gel pen, and then mounting the finished panel to a silver metallic card base.
Yes, I oooohed and aaaaahed when I finished it! :)
Thanks for stopping by the CLASSroom today! Have you started your holiday cards yet?
Supplies & Materials:
Bare Oak Tree by Memory Box
Clear Embossing Powder
Adirondack Dye Ink Pad, Aqua
Be Creative Tape, 1/8"
Galvanized Silver Cardstock
Regal Red Glitter Ritz, Microfine
Copic Multiliner SP, 0.3 Black
Uni-ball White Gel Pen