Spellbinders Faith, Hope And Peace

Hey there! Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Is it too early for Christmas cards? I don’t know that I’ve ever made a Christmas or holiday card in August! But … All the new Christmas goodies on the Spellbinders website are just too good to resist! Today’s card is featuring the new Layered Christmas Tree Stencil. I had a lot of fun with this one, so let’s get right into the details!

I began by adhering the Layered Christmas Tree Stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using masking tape. Then I started ink blending on the open tree portion using Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness. I also used Distress Oxide Mustard Seed for the star. I switched to the detailed tree portion of the stencil and applied a good layer of Tacky When Dry Gel Medium and set that aside to dry. I also did the same to the detailed portion of the star. I repeated this process to make two trees.

I cut a panel of Neenah 110lb cardstock just smaller than an A2 card, and also used the Spellbinders Color Block Scenic Scape dies to cut some “hills.” I adhered the hills to the panel using liquid glue, but leaving an open area on one of the hills so that I could tuck the second tree in there. I then used the snowfall portion of the stencil and applied Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel Iridescent over the panel and set that aside to dry.

Now that the tacky medium has dried clear, I sprinkled Crystal Glitter over the trees to give them a nice sparkle. For the gold on the yellow star, I used Tonic Studios Nuvo Gold Gilding Flakes, and just rubbed them on with my finger. Remember, I had put tacky medium on that as well. I then fussy cut the trees and the star. I used Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments to add all of the gold baubles. I did reinforce those with glue, just to be sure they didn’t fall off.

I tucked one of the trees in the open space that I had left on the hills and glued it there. I glued the star to the other tree and put foam tape on the back of that one and adhered it atop the panel. I used the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2 to gold foil one of the sentiments, and adhered it to the panel using foam tape again. All of this was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That does it for this project. A super fun card to make! I hope it inspires you to get crafty. Hop over to the Spellbinders website to check out all of the new Christmas and holiday goodies they have to offer! You won’t be disappointed. Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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