I've had my eye on a set called Lovely as A Tree for some time. It's been in every annual catalogue I've ever seen from Stampin' Up. I read somewhere that it's the set that holds the record for being available for the longest time. So I've havered but recently I used some Stampin' Rewards and added it to my order. I'm so pleased I did. It's an all-season set but the lone pine makes a great Christmas tree.
The Eclipse technique has been all over the internet in recent weeks and this challenge seemed like a good chance to try it out. You can use any die for this technique but I also recently added the Large Letter framelits to my collection and wanted to try them out too. They were something else I'd wanted for a long time but the expense of them put me off. I was lucky enough to earn them almost for free, using my Demonstrator flex points - another good reason for joining up with Stampin' Up.
The trees are a mix of gold embossing and Garden Green. I like the effect of adding in a part emboss of the Softly Falling folder to give the illusion of snow, too.
We'd love to have you join us this week at The Paper Players. There's just a few things to remember, if you do:
- Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
- Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
- Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
- Please link your card to no more than four challenges, total. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
- Have fun!
If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. If you live in New Zealand and you would like to join my Stampin' Up team, message me for a chat.
Ingredients - All products Stampin' Up.
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Inks: Island Indigo, Garden Green, versamark
Other: Large Letter framelits, Softly Falling embossing folder, sponges, gold embossing powder, foam strips