Open House Star Tree

Recently realized I never posted the 4th project from Open Houses back in July. Guess I got distracted. That's a pretty common thing these days!! The sad part-this is the only card that was an original creation!! The others were all inspired by something I saw out on the 'net!

This features the new stamp, Star Tree. Great new stamp for Christmas!! It's a single stamp. The colors here are Gumball Green and Shimmery White. And the tree was embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder so it would sparkle. Christmas trees have to sparkle!! Did you know with our new pad style you can emboss the Dye inks?? Yep! Pretty cool! Because you're getting more ink on your stamp, you have time to emboss the image before it dries. I do think there is a little less dimension to the embossing than with a pigment ink, but it does work!!

The card base is Gumball Green with a Shimmery White background that was embossed with the new Argyle Embossing Folder. At the bottom is what was supposed to be a "cheater bow" using the Basic Glimmer Brads and the new Gumball Green ribbon. This is the bow where you open the back of a brad and insert the ribbon: one piece folded over the represent the "bow" and a straight piece for the back. I didn't have trouble when making my samples, but the new brads I received did not cooperate at all! I think its a combination of the coating that goes on the brads, and weak legs on the brads. If we could get the brads to open on the back, the legs broke before we could insert ribbon and re-close. Anyway, remember to use this idea on occasion, just maybe not with Glimmer brads!! :)

The tree was stamped on Shimmery White card stock in Gumball Green and embossed Iridescent Ice EP. We stamped the saying, from the new set More Merry Messages, on a strip of Gumball Green, embossed it as well, and punched with the Oval Punch. The tree image was cut with one of the Labels Collection Framelits and layered onto the next size up of Gumball Green.

The label element was attached to the background with dimensionals. The saying, with a dimensional on one side, and Snail Adhesive on the other.

Thanks for stopping by today! Check back tomorrow for the first club card of last weekend!!

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