Wednesday 31 August 2016

Christmas Pine & Merry Tag with copper

I find neutral colours really soothing, especially at Christmas when they create an elegant contrast to all the reds and greens.  I will always love traditional Christmas colours but every so often I find my eyes need a rest!
Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, Xmas card, Christmas Pines, Merry Tags, Copper, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator
The greeting is heat embossed with the gorgeous copper embossing powder

The 5.5" square card is made from Crumb Cake cardstock.  I do like this size because I can get a nice square card from a piece of A4 cardstock.  I added a layer of Very Vanilla, then Copper Foil Sheet followed by a piece of Candy Cane Lane DSP.  Since I love the Copper Foil so much and know I'll be using a lot of it - I decided to employ a little trick to stretch it as far as possible.  I removed the centre of the square before adhering the decorative paper to the top.

I cut the pine branches in Garden Green and Wild Wasabi cardstock and layered them onto the top of the card using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  I used the glue towards the bottom end of the sprigs, leaving the top ends free to add some dimension to the card.  

I cut one of the pine cones from Copper Foil Sheet and adhered it under some of the branches.

I cut the Merry Tag with Very Vanilla cardstock and also in Garden Green.  I used oddments of the Copper Foil (strategically placed under the die) to cut the star and the base.

Using the Layering Circles dies, I cut a circle of cardstock just a little smaller than the tag and adhered them together.  I then used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to insert and adhere the green and copper elements of the tree design.

I placed Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the tag.  I looped some cord around one of the branches and adhered it to the back of the tag before sticking the tag to the card front.  I haven't yet purchased the Baker's Twine Trio Pack (but it's high on my wish list!) so I had to use a retired silver cord on this card.

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  1. Wow! This copper work is awesome! The two toned pine branches are great oo!

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