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Sat 30

Marvelous Pine and Marvelous Pine Snowy Branches
by Jean Okimoto


Cool off with a frosty Marvelous Pine card this weekend...it's sure to beat the heat!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here, with another combination of designs from our Holiday 2016 Collection of dies, stamps and stencils.  I love embossing - especially embossing with glitter.


Cut Marvelous Pine from green cardstock.

Dry-emboss Marvelous Pine Snowy Branches on watercolor paper using the mats and plates recommended for your machine.  Don't remove the die - you'll be stenciling with it next.  Daub Memento Luxe Wedding Dress pigment ink through the openings of the die, onto the embossed sections.   

Remove the die and sprinkle the inky sections with Imagine Crafts Iridescent Embossing Powder.  It's clear and sparkly and really highlights the snowy branches.  Heat-emboss it.  Clean the die to remove any residual ink.  Diecut the frosty layers and attach them to the green pine tree.  I didn't use the littlest layer at the top.  Attach the tree to a top-folded 5-¼" square card of watercolor paper. The branches on the left extend a tiny bit beyond the card. 

Stamp the greeting - from the new Making Spirits Bright Clear Stamp Set - with Memento Luxe Love Letter and heat-set it.  

Cut Resting Birds from red glittered craft foam.  Leave the birds in the die and place a strip of Scor-Tape across the back of the foam.  Run everything through the machine again to cut the tape and create self-adhesive birds.  Die-cutting through the craft foam and the tape might have been difficult - the second trip through the machine easily cuts right through the tape.  Attach clear sequins.


Thanks very much for stopping by - I appreciate your taking the time to visit this weekend...





Hi Jean!!!! This card is stunning! I love this layered tree!

This is so beautiful Jean, oh my goodness...♥ IT!

Oh my goodness I love it, that sparkle sure does give it the extra Wow!!

love the 3d effect you created and has the crisp winter feel with the CAS look too.

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