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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Simon Says Stamp’s Fir Tree Branches

Hello card making friends! I don't think it is any secret that I love quick and easy cards! Embossing folders and die cut elements fit the bill in this pretty Christmas card! Simon Says Stamp's Fir Tree Branches Embossing Folder and Forest Greenery Border Wafer Die come together to create this pretty and 'easy to make' Christmas card!

  • Bristol Smooth card stock was ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks. Pine Needles and Mowed Lawn were applied randomly to the panel and finished off with Black Soot around the perimeter.

  • The panel was embossed with the gorgeous Fir Tree Branches Embossing Folder.

  • It was spattered with PH Martin's Bleed Proof White using a fan brush.

  • The high points of the embossing were lightly tapped with Versamark ink. Do not apply pressure or you may end up with too much ink. Less is more with this technique! I worked in sections applying the ink followed by the Gold Embossing Powder and melting it with the heat tool.

  • The embossed panel was trimmed to 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" and adhered to an A2 sized, top folding card base.

  • Forest Greenery Border Wafer Die was used to cut both gold card stock and black card stock. The die cuts were offset and adhered to the bottom of the card front. The excess border was trimmed. To get a clean cut, the bordered was cut from the back of the card pushing the blade of the scissors up against the card's edge.

  • Before it was adhered to bottom of the card front, the secondary sentiment from Tiny Words Christmas was stamped with black Versfine ink. The gold border was laid out just to position the Merry Christmas.

  • After the stamping, the gold border was adhered to the bottom of the card.

  • The main sentiment, Hope, was die cut also from gold foil card stock and black sheet foam. The sentiment was stacked and adhered to the card.


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