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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Christmas Wishes

It's hard to believe that my last posting was almost two months ago! Since then, we've vended at three (or four) weekend events and two day-crops. I'm now in major make-up mode.

In keeping with the season, I created this make-and-take featuring Elizabeth Craft dies and stickers, Darice embossing folders, Scor-Tape and Copic markers.

First, I cut a 3.75" piece off Elizabeth Craft's SS 0102 White Iris Shimmer Sheet and embossed it on my Grand Callibur using Darice's snow flakes embossing folder. I then placed a strip of .25" Scor-Tape along the bottom quarter of the shimmer sheet. After removing the top cover of the tape, I placed ribbon from my stash along the tape trail and secured the ends on the back of the mylar. I then added more adhesive to theback of the Mylar and centered it on the A-2 card cover.

To make the tree, I cut a 2.5" x 11.5" piece of cardstock and placed it on the sticky side of a 2.5" wide piece of score-tape. I cut it off the roll and placed the five elements of Elizabeth Craft's EC 755 - Five-Part Pine metal die face down on the top of the Scor-tape piece. I ran those five elements through my Grand Calibur. Once cut, I removed the blue waxy tops from the adhesive and added glitter to them using SparkleNSprinkle's semitransparent Sparkling Snow glitter. I finger burnished the glitter, pushing it into the adhesive and then colored each piece of the tree with Copic G29 - Pine Tree Green marker. In my original sample, I colored the entire tree in green. In this one, I left the tips white/clear to accentuate each section of the tree. This was the sample I started in my make-and-take and that I quickly finished at home

I attached vertical strips of the .25" Scor Tape to the back of each tree element and layered them accordingly. I cut a 1" strip off my transfer tape and picked up either Merry Christmas or Christmas Wishes stickers using EC 351G - Merry Christmas (Gold) or EC 376G - Christmas Wishes (Gold), depending on availability. I positioned the sentiment on the Myylar, pressed it into position and removed the transfer sheet from the card front.

The results, a finished card! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you.