Friday, November 29, 2019

Simple Elegance

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I am popping in to share a simple yet elegant card. 
Card-making doesn't have to be complicated.
 I am using Penny Black Folk Art Christmas Tree Die as an example.
Today's card only requires a few simple element and it's fun to create.
Let's get started.
Merry & Bright -003

First, let's take a look at the tree die. After die-cutting, I smeared Distress Oxide all over the tree die.
Once coated and dry, I adhered two more die cut pieces underneath. 

Merry & Bright -001

 To add the gilded touches, I took  out my huge jar of Nuvo Radiant Gilding Gold Flakes.
After applying with the Kuretake Zig Memory Glue Pen, I was able to coat the tree with golden flakes. Love the look. 

Merry & Bright

Next it's about the background. I die cut the card stock with the small rectangle die from Crystal Frame Die. With Embossing Mat, I dry-embossed the frame. 

Merry & Bright -004

Next, I masked off the innner frame (with thin strips of paper ) and outer frame in Scattered Straw and Cracked Pistachio. 

Merry & Bright -002

I love how this turned out and keep the embellishment to minimum.

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lostinpaper said...

This is fabulous Virginia, love the highlights of gold on that sweet tree! said...

This really is simple and elegant! I love it!
I'll have to look through my stash and see
if I have a simple tree die!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the gold flecks! Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

I love this whimsical tree, especially with your gold touches.

Maura said...

Love the gold flecked tree and the debossed bg is such a perfect but subtle detail!! Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving!!

conil said...

You know how I love dry embossing and this it perfect...the tree is lovely but the way you made it special with the gilding, frame and coloring the panel edges makes it spectacular.

Harriet said...


Denise Bryant said...

Sweet tree die! Love your beautiful card!

Sue D said...

Lovely tree and I like the gilding.

Sheila H said...

The tree is beautiful. The gold adds a nice pop.

Dotty Jo said...

This is beautiful - the little touches of gold are genius! Jo x

Jill said...

Oh my goodness, girl, I can't get over this card! It is SOOOO stunning! I love the touches of gold on the tree. And the inlaid framing is gorgeous, too. This is a stand-out creation for sure. Thank you for sharing!!

Karthikha said...

Fantastic!! This is so elegant and beautiful! <3

Linda BL said...

Really like the simplicity and elegance of your tree on the beautifully embossed background. What a special Christmas card!

Purple Princess said...

so pretty