I probably should have been working tonight, but I was pretty burnt out! So, I took a couple of hours to decompress, stamp and figure out what I'm going to do for a Christmas card swap that is due soon.
This will not be my swap card, but I do like it's simplicity. The layout is from Lauren Meader's Saturday sketch this week. Lauren is such an inspiration and I am loving the sketches on her blog! You can never have too many layouts tucked away.
For the tree, I first inked up the stamp in wild wasabi and then cleaned off the star and trunk with a baby wipe. This allowed me to color those in with markers before stamping. A little glitter applied with the two-way glue pen finished it off nicely.
This was also the first time I've used the new rhinestone brads from Stampin' Up! They really add that extra sparkle just where you need it! They were a little difficult to flatten, so I used the crop-a-dile to set the brads. Now they're perfectly flat.
Stamps: Season of Joy
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Rose Red
Markers: Night of Navy, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Tools: Two-way glue pen, Crop-a-dile
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Ice circle rhinestone brads