I’ve had this Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree die for awhile and decided to use it on a Christmas Card this year. I cut it first from gold mirror cardstock and again from sticky back foam. This is an easy way to add dimension to a thin die cut image.
First I stamped the Hero Arts Christmas Rose Background onto an ivory cardbase with Delicata Golden Glitz Pigment Ink. When I went to place the die cut tree it got lost on the background, so I cut a scalloped rectangle from vellum. Stamped the sentiment in the upper right corner and heat embossed it gold and then added the Christmas tree die cut. To adhere the vellum tiny dots of glue was added behind the tree and the sentiment and then placed on the scalloped rectangle.
As a final embellishment, gold rhinestones were added to the center of the flowers in the Christmas tree.
This is the card my husband liked the best, but I didn’t want to mass produce it with die cutting and adhering foam to the back, so I create it again with the tree being adhered directly to the vellum, this time using a pearl finish vellum, and added red stickles to the centers of the flowers. The pearl vellum had a little warping when heating the sentiment. If I had to do it again I would use a spray adhesive to adhered the vellum to the cardbase.
- Hero Arts Christmas Rose Background
- Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree Die
- Gina K. Designs Blessed is the Season
- Delicata Golden Glitz Pigment Ink
- VersaMark Ink
- Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
- Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
- Paper Studio Vellum
- Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
- Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
- Darice Sticky Back Foam
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive