Hello and welcome back to the Trinity Stamps blog!
I might have gone slightly over the top with this card but I love how it turned out! Rich, decadent colours for Christmas works so well, don’t you think?
To start with, I drew a circle using a gold pencil, on an A2 piece of Bristol Vellum card stock. After a good dusting with an anti-static tool, as I planned on doing some heat embossing. With the panel prepared, I stamped the pine tree branch with VersaMark ink along the circle. Once the circle was covered, I sprinkled WOW! Embossing powder in Metallic Rich Gold all over it and set it with my heat gun.
Using the same stamp and a mix of green Distress Oxide inks, I stamped up six images of each colour. Ending up with 24 pieces in total once they were cut out with the coordinating diecut. I also stamped up some of the flowers, berries, pods and mistletoe branches. These I coloured using Copic markers.
On my background panel I blended some Bundled Sage, Lucky Clover and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink. I using some ink blending brushes for a super smooth look. These brushes are a revelation! After the ink blending, I splattered some water on it. After the water was dried off, I splattered some gold water colour on it. This I left to dry on its own.
I layered the flower pieces together so they look like poinsettias and set aside. With my background ready and all my pieces die-cut, it was time for the fun part. Figuring out how to put them all together! To add height, I cut out a circle of foam tape to layer up the pine branches. The rest of the branches I added in the middle to fill it out.
My three poinsettias were added to the wreath, as well as the three clusters of berries. The little mistletoes I added into the folds of the pine branches at regular intervals. As a final flourish for the berries I added Glossy Accent to all the berries and mistletoe.
On a small stitched banner I stamped ‘Merry Christmas’ and added to the wreath. With that the card was done! I hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by today and see you all soon again,
Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica