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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Season's Greetings

 Hi all,

Happy Friday! It's been awhile since I've posted on my blog. Between work being busy, spending Thanksgiving with my mom and working on other projects, I've not done much stamping in a few weeks. But, last night after dinner, I sat down and made a card that works for two of my favorite weekly challenges.

Joanne is hostess at The Paper Players this week with a holiday theme challenge. I picked one of the tree graphics as my inspiration. I've also used the sketch from this week's Freshly Made Sketches. Love the tag!

For the background, I used the C&9th Snowflake Turnabout set to stamp a white card base. To make the focal image, I used a technique that Gina K showed us in a recent Stamp and Chat Live. She stamped and embossed the same image on several different colors of card stock. Then she cut the panels into 1/2 inch strips and glued them so the image is back together, but in stripes of all the card stock colors. Such a fun look and technique. 

I choose the tree from the Gina K Christmas Silhouettes set. I stamped it using my Misti on six different card stock colors and heat embossed them with white EP. Each stamped panel was cut into 1/2 inch strips. Starting with the dark red, I glued the strips together so that the tree is complete. Using the Gina K large stitched die from her last release, I cut the tree out and added it to the stamped card base per the FMS. The greeting is stamped and heat embossed with white EP on black card stock and it's cut out with a Gina K flag die. I glued an old SU plastic white snowflake over the tag hole at the top, then glued a black bow over that. Finally, I used several pink Pretty Pink Posh gems as embellishments.

Here's the inside of my card. I've used another Gina K stamp set called Ornamental Snowflakes for the image and the greeting. I've also used the Gina K Master Layouts 1 dies to cut the stamped panel and the pink mat.

Thanks for stoping by. I hope everyone and their families are staying safe!



Stamps: All Gina K sets, Christmas Silhouettes, Ornamental Snowflakes and Sparkle and Shine, and Snowflake Turnabout set by Concord and 9th

Paper: Gina K card stocks in white, red and pink shades

Ink: Gina K red and pink shades, VersaMark, Black Onyx

Other: Misti, white embossing powder, heat tool, Gina K Master Layouts 1 & 3 dies,  Gina K Tag dies, Pretty Pink Posh gems. SU white snowflake, SU black twine, Gemini Jr, foam tape


  1. Merry Christmas Colleen! Love this..so pretty in those colors. Thanks for playing along at TPP!

  2. Colleen I'm right with you this week, so little creative time in the race towards Christmas! I'm so glad you shared this beautiful festive delight - I love the non-traditional pink! Thanks for playing along with my theme challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  3. Just beautiful -I love how the embossed tree was recreated from the striped strips. Thanks for playing along with us at FMS!

  4. Wonderful shades of red greatly highlight the Winter tree.


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