A “Freshly Made Sketches” Challenge Entry

2015-10-23 21.13.33

FMS209        https://crazyforpaper.com/2015/10/15/freshly-made-sketches-209

This sites challenge focus is to keep your entry as clean as possible.  I decided to go with two colors only, white and red.  Since I am creating my Christmas cards now, I went with that theme.  I started with embossing the white cardstock mat with a dotted Darice embossing folder to simulate snow.  I then die cut a tree with Elizabeth Craft “5 Part Pine” die.  It’s one of my favorites because you can assemble the parts in so many ways.  There is a YouTube video that will give you lots of ways in which you can use these 5 parts.

I decided to add some glitter to the bottom edge of each bough to give it a little sparkle but still stay very clean and simple. I then die cut my sentiment tag with a Spellbinders scalloped oval.  I also die cut 3 tiny snowflakes that come with the Elizabeth Craft Designs “All Seasons Tree” die.  I use this die set often in so many ways.  I added some glitter dots to the center of the snow flakes and put two on the sentiment tag and one on the top of the tree.

I decided to add a little red bow and used a larger red mat behind the white embossed one.  I think it made a sweet and “clean” Christmas card.

Materials used for this project:

White and red cardstock: Coredinations

Elizabeth Craft dies:  “All Seasons Tree” and “5 Part Pine”

Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals large

Elizabeth Craft Designs “Microfine Glitter”  warm diamond (my favorite glitter – comes in many colors)

Darice Embossing folder

Hope you’re inspired and I thank you for taking a look!