Friday, August 2, 2019

GSF Trees and Wood Blog Hop

Welcome to the GSF Trees and Wood Blog Hop for the month of August. You will be visiting with Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world as we share our project ideas to help inspire you. I hope that you will enjoy our blog hop this month.
 Today I thought I would share with you a card I designed for my Christmas in July class last month, featuring the Winter Woods cling stamp set (item #151359) and the coordinating In The Woods Dies. For this card design, I chose to use Pretty Peacock, one of the new 2019-2021 In Colors, with Night of Navy and Sahara Sand. 
 I chose to use Pretty Peacock cardstock for the card base and added a layer of Sahara Sand cardstock that I stamped using the Crackle Paint background stamp (item #148752) with Pretty Peacock Classic ink, to create the look of bark. I just love the texture that this stamp adds to the background. Using a 2" strip of Pretty Peacock Gingham from the 2019-2021 In Colors 6"x6" Designer Series Paper pack (item #149617), I created a banner using the Banner Triple Punch (item #138292) and attached to the Sahara Sand layer with Snail Adhesive.
To create the look of a night sky, I die cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock using the largest circle die from the Stitched Shapes Dies (item #152323). I attached the circle to the banner using Snail Adhesive. 

To create my Christmas tree, I stamped the large evergreen tree image from the Winter Woods stamp set with Pretty Peacock Classic ink onto a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and then die cut it with the coordinating die from the In The Woods Dies. 
 For the sentiment, I stamped the image from the Dashing Deer cling stamp set (item #151362) with Versamark ink onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock and heat embossed it with Silver embossing powder. I die cut the label using the Merry Christmas Dies (item #147912) I attached the sentiment and the tree image to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals to pop them up. 

To complete my card design, I added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the tree to create the look of snow and colored some small Basic Pearls with the Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Marker to create ornaments to decorate the tree. 
I hope that you have enjoyed my Christmas card today and that it helps you to see how versatile the Winter Woods stamp set and coordinating In The Woods Dies can be in creating your own projects. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you. 

Now it's time to visit Lisa's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

Blog Hop Roll Call

1. Jenn Curtis Charles
2. Amanda Farlinger
3. Rachel Macleod
4. June Olsen
5. Tricia Butts
6. Lisa Henderson
7. Jan Musselman
8. Kimberley Anne Morris
9. Anastasia Radloff
10. Angélique Stempelkeuken
11. Marieke Bart
Until Next Time
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Tricia Butts
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  1. I love the blues and the crackle background. Lovely Christmas card.

    1. Thanks Jenn. I am loving this color combination, especially the new Pretty Peacock. :)

  2. Very pretty card Tricia! I love the tree colors and your Crackled Paint background.

    1. Thanks Jan. Winter Woods is such a versatile stamp set and the crackle paint makes a wonderful background. :)

  3. Lol, thanks a lot for reminding me that I still need to get that Crackle background stamp! But seriously, it really gives this card a country Christmas look. Thanks for sharing :-D

    1. Thanks, it makes me think of the mountains at Christmas time. You will love this background stamp. It's so versatile. :)

  4. Love your card, Tricia. It's very elegant. I can't believe I didn't think to make a Christmas card with our theme this month! Thanks for sharing x

    1. Thanks Rachel. It was a fun twist to this month's theme :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I love the new In Color designer series paper. The gingham pattern was perfect for this card design. :)

  6. Lovely card! Really like the look of the crackle paint! Hadn't thought it looked woody until I saw yours!