The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue is now live, and I have been super busy making samples for my up coming classes.
Today's cards use the thinlit set Christmas Staircase, which has a co-ordinating stamp set called Ready for Christmas. If you purchase these two items together as a bundle, you save 10%!
Both cards started out the same way, with the tree image stamped in the first case in Pear Pizazz on Very Vanilla and then in Garden green on Whisper White. I added 6 of the larger foliage sprigs to each stamped image, in the coordinating colour to give the trees a realistic texture. The set come with two of these identical dies for faster cutting, very very handy idea!
For the Pear Pizazz tree I stamped the triple ornament image three times and then embossed in Gold Emboss powder to give me 9 ornaments. I only ended up using 7 ornaments. The Merry Christmas greeting is from the Star of Light Stamp set and was also embossed in Gold Emboss Powder. A star die cut from Gold Foil finished this tree. It was then mounted on Pear Pizazz followed by Crumb Cake cardstock.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my tree creations today. For more Christmas inspiration head to Tina's blog, as she is hosting today while Claire is away.