Midweek Creations With Jo Ann: Winter Botanicals Background

Another Midweek Creation…on Friday! Just jumping in for one last quick card tutorial before the Holidays. I love the classy combination of gold and white on a black background. I added a Christmas sentiment, but the background would also work beautifully for New Year’s Eve, with two Champagne glasses where the trees are, and throughout the winter season for any occasion or as a thank you card.
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These are the products used for the stamping and heat embossing throughout this card.

Versamark Ink
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Ultra Fine Gold
Versamarker Marker

I started by prepping my black cardstock with an anti static pouch. I stamped multiple images using the Winter Botanicals Stamp Set. Be sure to stamp some of the images off the card edges for a more grounded look.

I filled in the spaces with smaller images and embossed with gold. Some of the berry clusters were filled in with a Versamarker Marker and embossed with white to add a little more white to the background.

At this point I took a deep breath and made a diagonal cut across the card. I don’t know why that makes me nervous! LOL Now I have two pieces to work with.

Two trees, from the Joyeux Noel Stamp Setwere stamped and fussy cut. There is a Coordinating Die Cut but it is a best seller and I haven’t gotten it yet. It is on my wish list.

I added small gold ornaments using the dots from the Winter Botanical Stamp Set. The sentiment is also from Joyeux Noel. It is backed it with a piece of Tonic Polished Gold Mirror Cardstock.

I stamped and embossed a ribbon from the Avery Elle “Beautiful Bow Stamp Set.” This is one of my favorite all time stamps!  The card below is not actually glued down. I liked the look but I wanted to step it up just a little bit more.

I blended a background onto #80 Neenah Solar Crest Cardstock using Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.

Scotch Foam Tape was added to the back of the pieces for some added dimension. The panel was added to a #110 Neenah Solar Crest Cardstock card base using a Kokuyo Tape Runner.

As I stated before, Champagne glasses would work beautifully in place of the trees. A grouping of presents would work as well. Also, large sentiments would fill the space nicely. If you don’t have the bow stamp, a thin strip of the mirrored cardstock along the edge looks great. Pull out your stamp sets and play around.

For the second card, I added a piece of the mirrored cardstock along the top edge of the cardbase. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp’s “Christmas Wishes Stamp Set.”

If you omit the foam tape, and tape the panel directly to the card base, this can be a one layer card that will go through the mail very easily.

I hope that you all have a very wonderful Holiday Season and I will be back to share more creations with you next year!

As always, thanks for joining me today. I look forward to creating with you again here at Trinity! You can also find me on Instagram at jadanchik or on my blog at jadanchik.com for more product detail.

Joyfully, Jo Ann

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4 thoughts on “Midweek Creations With Jo Ann: Winter Botanicals Background

  1. Love the diagonal cut to the
    background papers. Makes
    a beautiful design.
    thanks for sharing
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    Merry Christmas

  2. BEAUTIFUL!!!
    How wonderful is your diagonal design? Two cards at once, a brilliant design bonus!
    Thank you for sharing 🙂

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