Nov 04 2009

Tree Trimmings

 

I fell in love with Lee Conrey's crimped background, so had to make one for myself.  I was so excited that I taught this at my Technique Class last night!  It was definitely well received! 

You do need a lighter weight cardstock to get the best effect, so Whisper White worked perfectly!  I also have an idea for a Very Vanilla card that I may try out today.

I started with a base of Real Red and added a layer of Soft Suede cardstock.  I did the Crimper Technique with Whisper White, then trimmed it down to fit with the Soft Suede mat.  I felt it needed trimming because the crimping will stretch out the cardstock a little bit.

For the focal piece, I stamped Stampin' Up!'s Tree Trimming stamp in Versamark on Whisper White cardstock, then embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  I layered it on Brushed Gold cardstock.  Finally, I added a Real Red 1/4 Grosgrain bow to the top.

I love all the texture that this background has!  So much fun!

If you are in the Columbus, Ohio area, make sure to sign up for my Punch Class next Wednesday, 11/11 @ 6:30 PM.  I have three FUN punch art characters just in the time for holidays!  You won't want to miss it!

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3 People have left comments on this post

Nov 4, 2009 - 11:11:34
Rose said:

So pretty … it's really nice!

Nov 5, 2009 - 04:11:37
Elaine Moore said:

Where can I find instructions for the Crimper Technique?  I love the look of it on your card.
Thx – Elaine Moore – mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

Nov 15, 2009 - 09:11:02
BONNIE SPRENGER said:

Where can I find instructions for the Crimper Technique?  I love the look of it on your card.