Yummy! When I saw these colors, I knew right away that I wanted to make a Christmas card with the Evergreen set. Taking an advance peek at my team mates' projects, I see I wasn't the only one! I paired the colors with Cindy's great design at Freshly Made Sketches:
And, here's what I made for you:
Had to laugh at myself...last week I had blue leaves and this week it's the whole tree! Love this two-step Evergreen stamp and the way the solid tree looks in Baja Breeze. The outline stamp was inked in Versamark and heat embossed in silver...pretty!
I did even more embossing on the background to really make the texture pop. First I inked one side of the Lacy Brocade embossing folder with a Versamark pad--just smeared it directly on the folder. Then, I ran it through the Big Shot with a piece of textured Basic Gray cardstock. Next, I sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and set it with the heat gun. Voila! Glossy embossed cardstock! Trimmed it out with a little silver glimmer paper and we've got sparkle AND shine!
I struggled with whether to add a sentiment on the front and opted to go without. However, the inside is the perfect size for a yuletide sentiment from Greetings of the Season. And, of course, one more [blue] tree!
I hope that my blue holiday tree has inspired you to look at your stamps in a new way and come out to play! We would love to see you in the gallery at The Paper Players. Just make sure to load your crafty goodness before the challenge closes on Friday, September 14th at Noon (PST).
The Paper Players Design Team
Stamps: Evergreen; Greetings of the Season; Woodgrain
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Versamark
Paper: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, Vellum CS; Silver Glimmer Paper
Xtras: Scalloped Border punch; Basic Gray Striped Ribbon; Silver stampin' emboss powder; Clear stampin' emboss powder; Apothecary Accents framelits; Lacy Brocade embossing folder; Oval nestabilities