I started with a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 watercolor cardstock. I painted a green watercolor wash with the lightest color on top and blending to a darker color on the bottom. To give it a more organic look, I left some of the area blank.
While that panel was drying, I stamped some of the trees and the star with Versamark ink on some ivory 80lb. cardstock. Then I heat embossed them. After they cooled I die cut them with the coordinating dies and fussy cut one of the trees.
When the painted panel was dry I trimmed it down to 5 x 3 3/4. Then I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it. I then adhered three of the trees to the panel and used foam tape on the other 2 to give it some dimension. I used foam tape for the star. Then I used the Crisp Christmas sentiment sheets to add to my greeting with foam tape.
I adhered the whole thing to a piece of gold cardstock, trimmed just slightly bigger, then adhered it to an ivory 110lb. card base. And finally, I used a Gelly Roll pen to add some snow. It was pretty simple to make, and lots of fun!
Strathmore 140lb. Cold press watercolor cardstock
110lb & 80lb ivory cardstock
Catherine Pooler Jolly Trees stamp and dies
Paper Rose Crisp Christmas sentiment sheets
Tim Holtz Ideology Metallic Kraft Stock
World’s Greatest Embossing Powder in Silver Dollar (ALTERNATIVE)
WOW Embossing Powder in Pearl Gold Sparkle (ALTERNATIVE)
Brutus/Monroe Embossing Powder in Christmas Eve
Mungyo Professional Watercolors
#6 Grumbacher watercolor brush (ALTERNATIVE)
Sakura Gelly Roll pen #10 in white