I love when I get inspired and just go for it and see what I create. Well, this gem is the second version of what I envisioned. (smile) Blue and Silver are always a timeless color combination and one that I really enjoy creating with. Today I’m sharing my Frosty Evergreen Forest Duo.
The base is Balmy Blue (back), the card front is Vellum. I cut it 4-3/4″ x 5-1/2″, then scored in a 1/2″ to create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ front. Next I spritzed a 4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Whisper White with my “go to” Frost White Shimmer Paint and Alcohol……generously. When it was dry I embossed it with the Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder. Wow! What dimension and amazing shimmer.
While the spritzed cardstock was drying I cut a Silver Foil circle to mimic a moon (or sun if you prefer). Then I cut two Balmy Blue Glimmer trees from the Pine Woods Dies Set. What can I say…..I LOVE my sparkle. (giggle) Finally……I cut a narrow banner and heat embossed the “Season’s Greetings” from Itty Bitty Christmas in Silver.
After embossing the dried, spritzed Whisper White cardstock with the Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder I fussy cut away the excess to the tops of the trees. Then I popped this with Dimensionals after adhering the Silver Moon to the back of the tree tops. Next I popped the two Balmy Blue Glimmer Trees with Dimensionals. Finally I added the sentiment banner giving it an undulating look with two stacked Dimensionals in the middle and glue dots on either end with the tails slightly turned up.
Frosty Evergreen Forest Original Version
Here is the first version of my Frosty Evergreen Forest Duo. My first thought was “it feels flat and the moon should be behind the trees”. So that got me started on my “second take” which I feel is much better and has so much more dimension, AND made me do my “happy chair dance”. (giggle)
Sometimes you need to release your imagination AND creativity to get your mojo flowing. Which Frost Evergreen Forest Duo would you like to receive the “white” or “blue” version?
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope my first and second versions inspire you to ink up your creativity and make some Holiday Cards to mail or put a gift card in for Christmas giving.
- STAMP: Itty Bitty Christmas
- CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Vellum, Silver Foil
- INK: VersaMark
- ACCESSORIES: Frost White Shimmer Paint, Silver Emboss Powder
- TOOLS: Dies–Pine Woods, Layering Circles | Embossing Folder–Evergreen Forest | Heat Tool | Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Sparkly Hugs, Carol