Christmas Birch Tree
A Christmas birch tree with ornaments makes a beautiful Christmas Card. It is so serene and elegant…and very simple to recreate.
There are a couple of 2015 Holiday Catalogue sneak peeks on this Christmas Birch tree card. Can you see them? Actually the majority of the products used on this card are new!. I can’t wait until September 1st so that you can order from this catalogue.
Stamps: Among the Branches.
Ink/Markers: Smokey Slate, VersaMark.
Paper: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Wonderland Specialty DSP, Silver Glimmer.
Accessories: Big Shot, Circles Collection Framelits, Woodland Embossing Folder 2-1/2” Circle Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Thread.
So how did I create this card?
The card base is the new Whisper White thick card stock. This new card stock is the cat’s meow for card bases. It is heavier and more substantial than the normal Whisper White card stock. Well, actually 20#s heavier.
The Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is also new in the catalogue. You will notice that the size of the new embossing folders are larger. They are 6″ x 6″. Stampin’ Up! went to this new format to accommodate the international market which uses different measures when creating cards. These need the Big Shot with the platform and are too large for the Textured Embossing machine. Boo-hoo. The Textured Embossing Machine was so handy.
The branch is stamped in Smokey Slate ink on Whisper White paper. The two ornaments are stamped in Versamark and embossed with Silver Embossing. This stamp set is made of photopolymar and you can see through them. So it was easy to line up both the ornament stamps on the clear block. Just position your stamps where you would like them making sure that the smooth side of the stamp is up. Now place your block over the stamps. Wherever you want to stamp, you will get perfect placement.
The image was punched using the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch and mounted on the piece of Winter Woodland DSP which was cut using Circles Collection Framelits.
The Among the Branches stamp set will give you all sorts of reasons to create a Christmas Birch Tree card. Leave me a comments and let me know what you think of this card.