Tuesday Tutorial - Pine Boughs and Ornaments

Hi Whimsy Friends, Iris here. Today I want to show you how I made this card using the Pine Bough background stamp , Elegant Ornament clear stamp set and Elegant Ornament die

Here is how I made my card:

To create the background I started out stamping the Pine Bough background stamp onto Strathmore mixed media paper 
using Versafine Clair Morning Mist gray ink. 

Then I used Karin Brushmarker Pro pens and a waterbrush  to color the image. 
I added finishing touches with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.

Colors used:

Karin Brushmarker Pro:
Olive Green
Olive Black
Arctic Blue

Faber Castell Polychromos:
Van Dyck Brown
Dark Sepia
Light Blue
Dark Phthalo Blue

To give the Elegant Ornaments some extra shine I stamped 2 of the Christmas bauble images onto thick, clear acetate sheet with Versamark ink. I carefully heat embossed with Ranger Enchanted Gold embossing powder. 

I die cut the acetate ornaments as well as some plain ornaments from violet shimmer cardstock using the Elegant Ornament die.

I also stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Elegant Ornament clear stamp set on acetate sheet
and heat embossed with WOW Pearl Gold Sparkle embossing powder. I then cut it out using scissors.

My card base is a A2 size, top fold. The black layer is 4" x 5 1/4" and the white layer
measures 3 1/2" x 5".  I adhered the embossed clear acetate ornaments on top of the violet die cut ornaments using glue. 
Then I arranged everything on my card front before attaching all the layers, pine bough background, ornament and sentiment.
As a final touch I decided to add some gold half pearls as strings for the ornaments.

Here is a link list for all products from the Whimsy store:


3D Foam Squares - White      Nuve - Deluxe Adhesive     Karin Brushmarker Pro - Cool Aqua 204 - Whimsy Stamps

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I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card tutorial.


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