Good morning! Here's a fun little tree that reminds me of a Dr.Seuss kind of Christmas :o)
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I started by stamping Christmas Tree #L187 on white cs, using clear embossing ink.
I went thru a lot of embossing inks before I found one I fell in love with. Believe me, it can make all the difference in how much you enjoy embossing something! I use the pink pad by Rubber Stampede for Delta. It just says Embossing Ink Pad on the clear cover, and I believe I picked it up at a Micheal's.
I sprinkled a white embossing powder over my image, shook off all extra, and heated it with my heat gun. I picked up a large stippling/stencil brush with a rounded edge and pounced Stampin' Up!'s Old Olive over it as shown, leaving white at the edges. I would have followed the tree silhouette closer if I had had a smaller brush around.
Next I drew an even border in pencil on the reverse, about 1/4" in, and used a Fiskars embossing plate to place dots around the edges.
If you run a scrap of wax paper over your cs before embossing, your stylus will work more smoothly, and resist tearing the paper.
I applied some self-adhesive gems to the tree (these are actually a pinkish cranberry irl) and then punched the corners as shown with a 1/2" circle punch. I adhered this panel to a cranberry one that I had also punched corners on, and then layered this to a green piece.
I stamped the sentiment in Stampin' Up!'s Cranberry Crisp and Old Olive on white cs, trimmed the corners, and layered in the same way.
For the pinkish bkgd I used a Distress wash (see CD case entry for this month for technique) in Aged Mahogany.
I adhered all layers, tying the ribbons on as shown.
Thanks for looking!