I find Christmas trees to be rather majestic and stately, so I thought this would work for the current challenge. I started out with the Open Christmas Tree...this is a really fun stencil, and I will be showing you several different projects I made with it over the next few weeks. You can do SO much with it, since it is open. This time, I chose to work with the Scales stencil to fill in the tree. It gives the tree a very traditional feel.
I used a Versa Mark ink from Imagine Crafts, and applied it with a stencil brush with the rouging technique. I had masked off the star and stand, and after the green was down, I colored in those areas with the same technique. For my sentiment, I applied the Happy Holidays stencil by using gold embossing paste. I love the sheen it has and the dimension. I used a texturizer to rough up the edge of my focal cardstock.
I hope you can see....my focal piece of cardstock has shimmery bits throughout it...it's so pretty in real life. Plus, my under layer is a shimmery gold. But I thought the tree needed more...so I used s shimmery pen from Sakura to add a burgundy "garland" to the tree; just by following the scales pattern. I also used a clear version of the pen for the star. This was simple enough to easily recreate quickly, if I wanted to have a batch ready to go for the holidays. My husband really loved this one, and that is always a good thing! Now, why not check out what the rest of B Team has in store? Please visit the Dream it Up! blog to see the link list for this week. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
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