Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wintergreen Tree

Here's a
card I

is Julee

The tree
and leaves
were stamped in Versamark onto Neenah White CS and then heat embossed with Malachite embossing powder. I added some Crystal Effects to the leaves and then sprinkled on some diamond dust glitter...chunky, shard-type clear glitter. Have you seen all the amazing snowflakes Anna Wight created with this stuff?? If you haven't, click HERE and check out her tutorial. I bought mine from ebay just like she suggested. After seeing all her awesome designs, I just had to have some! I also added some to the punched snowflakes.

Here's a close-up picture. It makes the card really shimmery, icy, and wintery looking!

The sentiment, which is also from the Branching Out set, was stamped in Black StazOn onto Vellum, I sponged Sage Shadow around the edges (just like I did on the main image and on the white DP panel), and cut the "flag" end with a square punch...another thing inspired by Anna Wight! I glued down just the left side behind the snowflake so the right "flag" end sorta lifts from the CS.

The inside just has the same white DP, matted with black, and then I did some piercing along the bottom with my Ornare piercing template.

Stamps: Branching Out (There She Goes)
Paper: Textured Sage Shadow, Basic Black, Neenah White (Stamper's Dream), Vellum, Wintergreen DP (retired Stampin' Up)
Ink: Black StazOn, Versamark, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Malachite Embossing Powder (Stamper's Dream), Striped Organdy Ribbon (Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts), Diamond Dust Glitter (ebay), Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Clear Dew Drops, Square Punch, Crystal Effects
Technique: Heat Embossing, Sponging


Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Gorgeous! Love the color scheme and the shimmery bits!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

*sigh*!!! What a dreamy card Denise!! I love the sweet cool colors!! Love the sketch and all your fantastic and Oh-so-perfect embellishments too!! As soon as I opened my google reader, this was the first card that pulled up and I was like...OH!! What a beauty!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card Denise, LOVE the warm colors and beautiful design!

Have a wonderful day,
Jennifer :)

Jessica said...

This card is so beautiful Denise! I love what you did with this set and the colors are perfect :)

dpkennedy said...

Gorgeous! I love the soft muted tones and the sparkly snowflake! I love making those!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so GORGEOUS girl!! I love it!!

Jetstudio Designs said...

What a great card, I really like the colors that you used and the layout with all the embellishments.

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Beautiful, Denise! I love the colors you chose, and your embellishments are absolutely perfect!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love the colors.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors!

ChristineCreations said...

Wow that glitter looks gorgeous on the tree Denise. I've always loved the wintergreen paper too....just so pretty!

silkeledlow said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love your use of the Wintergreen DP - it is funny that we both used it on the same day - LOL!!!! I can't wait to get the tree set too!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful Denise! Lovely layout and design~!! I am ordering my Diamond Dust from All That Scraps in case anyone wants some and not on ebay ;)

Kimberly said...

beautiful! oh, the colors are so pretty!!!

Anonymous said...

What happens if you hit it with your heat gun????

sign me: curious and with a heat gun. lol

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Fabulous card Denise! I see you jumped on the wintergeen train w/me!LOL!! Your tree is fabulous!!

Carolyn King said...

ohhh...love how that embossing powder looks--never heard of it before..hmmm...might have to go searching for that one!
Gorgeous girl!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Wow! Just gorgeous!

Terri said...

Yummmm, love the colors you used on this card, Denise. Great stamps too and you know me loves all the bling!

Amy Johnson said...

This is so pretty. I love the chunky glitter and how the leaves on the tree coordinate with the shapes on the paper. Beautiful job!

Alexandra said...

How pretty Denise!! I love those warm colors, and the design ROCKS! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

broni (waterchild12) said...

Oh, Denise, I LOVE your frosty leaves and snowflakes! Beautiful card!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so very beautiful, Denise!! I love these colors, the fabulous images, and all of your sparkle and bling!! So very lovely!!!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, Denise!! I love that stamped image used with the Wintergreen DSP and your snowflakes! Everything is perfect!! TFS

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Dang girl...you're gonna get me addicted to MORE glittery stuff!?! I love this - that diamond stuff is amazing on the tree, and these colors are such the perfect wintery combination!! Love it!! Gotta go to Ebay now.... thanks!
hugs, Jami

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card and the colors are minty cool and soothing!! This makes wonderful eye candy girl!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

So beautiful, Denise!!! Love that green color! Fabulous!

LeAnne said...

So pretty, love these colors!

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous!! Lovin the sparkle and snowflakes on this one!! :) TFS!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love the glitter!

Candy said...

Gorgeous, love all the sparkle!!