Friday, November 30, 2012

The Ultimate Christmas Tree

This is Sarosa posting here today, hope everyone's Christmas planning is going smoothly!

This is a card I made years and years ago, when my cardmaking was extremely simple (not that it's amazing now, of coures, but my skills were about zero when I started cardmaking), and I was so delighted with it, I felt like I'd artistically arrived!  But ... it probably took me a full day, seriously, to do this.  I'm that slow to make decisions, to color, and to assemble.  So, I may never make it again, even though I have improved speed a little bit.  Anyway, the Names of Jesus Tree was embossed in gold on white vellum, then glued.  A gently applied glue stick that is not too dry works for me, but the vellum must be attached by brads or something else to keep from peeling.  I also weight it down under a pile of books for a day or two.  It works very well, and just possibly might make the brads unnecessary, but I still use them.  The Stained Glass Nativity was embossed on white cardstock, then trimmed and mounted to panels.  If you don't have some type of stamp-a-ma-jig, as I didn't when I made this, just use a bigger piece of vellum than you need, then place on the stained glass image, and mark where you need to trim.

I wanted to use the design again, but I did not want to do all the coloring.  So, this is what I came up with this time:
If I remake this, I would use mini brads (I do not have any), and perhaps do all four corners.  

1 comment:

  1. You did a beautiful job on both of these cards. Very, very pretty!