Peaceful Boughs
Holiday Catalog Swap

Sometimes I just don't know when to quit. I created this card for a swap that I participated in and think I over did it. I had to make 21 of these and with all the layers it took a LONG time! 
That said I am so pleased at how the card turned out. I hope my swap-mates like my design/creation.
Here is what I did.

  1. I started with Early Espresso card as the base and layered Soft Suede. 
  2. I stamped the ferns (Peaceful Boughs - pg 15 of the holiday catalog)  on Vanilla card first and sponged the edges of the Vanilla card with Soft Suede ink and a sponge. 
  3. Then I die cut 3 of the branches from the Beautiful Boughs dies (page 15 of the holiday catalog). 
  4. I added some Snow Accent Puff Paint (pg 19 of the holiday catalog)  and heat set to create the "snow" on the branches and I adhered them to the Vanilla card.
  5. Next I die cut 2 pine cone "bases" from Early Espresso card and 2 pine cone "layers" (both dies from the Beautiful Boughs dies). Before adhering the top layer of the pine cone to the bottom layer, I ran clear Wink of Stella over the tops to make them sparkle.
  6. I die cut 2 copper holly branches (from the Christmas Layers dies - pg 16 of the holiday catalog) and adhered 1 to each of the pine cones.
  7. The sentiment is actually ribbon - Classic Weave Ribbon (page 31 of the holiday catalog) that I "flagged" at one end and adhered under the pine cones.
All the product mentioned above will be available starting Sept. 4th. The items can be order from my online store and by contacting me (see contact me form on left side bar). 
If you don't have a copy of the holiday catalog and live in the Ottawa and surrounding area, then let me know and I will arrange to get one to you. 
I hope that you enjoy my card.

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