This week’s star of the show is the Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder. It’s super detailed and has so much dimension that it deserves to be the focal point of the card. I paired it with the new Brushed Metallic cardstock for added glitz!
To begin, I embossed a top layer of white card and a skinnier panel of metallic card. I deliberately made my metallic panel longer so that I’d have some wiggle room when assembling the two together.
As the embossing is so deep, it’s easy to ‘feel’ when the panels are aligned and the branches match. Once aligned, I glued first the top half, holding the bottom in place, then lifted the bottom to adhere that. I used lots of liquid glue to get into all the nooks and crannies of the trees. Once dry, I trimmed off the excess metallic card.
I wanted a pop of colour on the card so I applied a strip of adhesive tape across the panel to attach some coordinating ribbon.
Lastly, I mounted the panel onto a Cherry Cobbler mat layer and then onto the Smoky Slate card base, adding the greeting.
Since I had three colours of brushed metallic card, I had to make three cards. This one is in more traditional colours comprising Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green.
The last one is copper with Pretty Peacock and Night of Navy.
For my cards this week, I used the top half of the Stampin’ Up! Banner Blooms die to create a silhouette style card.
Whilst it’s possible to make this card using plain card, I wanted to add some dimension to mine so blended some inks onto my Bermuda Bay panel and then spritzed with some Frost White Shimmer Paint for a bit of shine.
Next, I die-cut the banner blooms from Whisper White card together with my sentiment from the Well Written dies set and glued them in place, cutting off any excess from the banner die.
Since I had used Night of Navy ink, I used a navy mat layer and mounted on a white card base to tie all the elements together and finished with a few navy gemstones.
For my second card, I wanted to try a warmer colour palette and used Crushed Curry as a base and used black card for my blooms and sentiment. Again, I added a few rhinestones for a bit of bling.