Sunday, November 13, 2011

Moonlit Trees Christmas card

Here is the final Christmas card we made yesterday at my Christmas Card Stamp-a-stack.  I just LOVE the moonlit trees effect -- so simple, yet so elegant.
I used the Top Note die to cut out a glossy white panel for the front, as glossy paper works best for this technique.   This is, of course, the good ole Lovely as a Tree stamp set that's been around since SU was born.  For the card on the left, I stamped the first row of trees in Island Indigo ink, then moved the stamp slightly to the right and down and stamped again to make the second, slightly lighter row of trees.  I then punched a 1 1/4" circle from a sticky note -- placed the circle over the tips of the trees, and used a stipple brush to apply Marina Mist ink to the tops of the trees -- just dab your brush on your ink pad, and then onto your glossy white panel with a straight up and down motion. 
To make the frosted look around the outside edges of the card, I used the Frost White Shimmer paint and a sponge dauber and brushed the paint all around the outside edges.  It gives it such a wintery look, and so easy to achieve! 
For the final sparkly touch, I used my two-way glue pen to apply lots of Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the edges of the trees and the "snow" at the bottom of the card.  In real life, this card is super sparkly!  And, that's pretty much it! an easy Christmas card with lots of "wow".
Card Stock: Glossy white, Island Indigo
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Island Indigo, Marina Mist
Accessories: Big Shot and Top Note Die, Polka dotted embossing folder, white organdy ribbon, White Frost shimmer paint, dazzling diamonds glitter

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