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O Christmas Tree!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 106!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, Dani Dziama’s beautiful work.

I know Christmas is right around the corner but I am still working on my Christmas cards and this set is so perfect for creating quick & amazing cards for the season!  I love, love how fast and easy it is to layer the parts of this beautiful tree together.

Season Like Christmas Stampin' Up

Season Like Christmas Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. This card features a lot of white and Tranquil Tide, I used touches of gold to make the whole card pop with the foil snowflake (I will be so sad to see these go!), the gold embossed sentiment and the gold star at the top of the tree.
  2. Mixing stamp sets to get just the right sentiment for your card is always an option!  I love the amazing fonts in the Watercolor Christmas set and I seem to use them a lot.  They emboss so beautifully!  I started with one of the sentiments that came with the tree set but it just didn’t emboss well and will do much better just stamped 🙂
  3. This whole card has lots of layers and wow factor but came together in a flash!  I generally staple some of my layers together and then add them all to the card front at once, this makes it so much easier to layer several pieces to your card front.  Another tip for adding embossing to a stamped image without having your embossing powder stick to everything…use your embossing buddy to “dry” out the first inked image, then stamp your versamark image and emboss.  This is how I added the white, embossed snow to the tree after stamping the tree images.

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Dani’s amazing work and the rest of the hop!

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