Hi all! Kari back with you today to share this card featuring the beautiful set from the Holiday Release called Christmas Foliage. When I first saw this set, I thought it was gorgeous! A lot of ideas started popping into my head!
For today, I went a more "traditional" way if you will and started out stamping onto a piece of smooth white card stock that I die cut using the smallest stitched frame from the Find The Beauty Die Set and I stamped some of the branch images and stamped them on the outer portions of the white panel. I used a darker green as well as a lighter green and created some contrast in the images.
I did use my MISTI stamping tool to do this. Once I was happy with the way the branches were looking, I stamped a few of the pine cone images. I then colored them in quickly with some Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I didn't do anything fancy with the coloring at all, I actually was going for an "organic" look.
I then used the stem image to stamp down in the middle of my branches to give them a completed look. For my sentiment, I stamped down one of the sentiments from the set in Versamark ink, and I embossed it with gold embossing powder. I absolutely love the look of gold with green and red. Such a classic look! I wanted to add one of the poinsettia flowers, so I stamped the smallest one from the set in black ink, and also colored it in quickly with the Zig Real Brush pens. I did "fussy" cut the flower out, but there are matching dies for this set now in the Right at Home shop!
Once I was done with the flower, I took my black felt tip marker to edge all around to make it look as if I cut it out perfectly, and then I started to assemble my card together. I created a frame with both stitched dies and die cut a piece of Pure Poppy card stock. This way both the frame and the white panel would adhere together seamlessly. I adhered these onto my white card base, and then decided I needed a thin gold frame between my red and white panel. I had some gold glitter card stock in my stash and die cut a thin frame using some simple rectangles dies. I adhered the frame with some Multi Matte glue, and then I adhered my poinsettia. To add a final touch I added a gold confetti piece in the middle of my flower to tie it all together.
Such a classic looking holiday card. The sky's the limit with this set!
Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Holidays!