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November 17, 2023

Oh Christmas Tree!

Hi Heffy Doodlers!

I’m so happy to be back on the Heffy Doodle blog with another card in my Sweet Scenes series. For this week, I created a Christmas card where the Christmas Tree is the star of the show.

I really need to start making more Christmas cards. Every year I think to myself: ‘Why didn’t I start earlier?’ Same problem every year! I hope I’m not the only one in this… 😀

I started by trimming a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock to 4,25 by 5,5 inches. I ink blended 3 Distress Oxide colors on top: Tattered Rose, Festive Berries and Aged Mahogany. You don’t really see the Tattered Rose on the finished card (it’s covered by the mountains) so you don’t really need this color. I did splatter on some white acrylic paint to create snow. I set this aside to dry and worked on the rest of the background.

I used the Alpine Valley dies to create mountains. First I trimmed down a piece of grey cardstock (Oyster Shell) to the same 4,25 by 5,5 inches. Then I placed my die on top and ran it through my die cutting machine. For the snow I used a bit of glitter cardstock. There are 2 different snow tops included in the Alpine Valley die set. I adhered the mountains on the ink blended panel with liquid glue.

Then I die cut a few of the trees in the same Alpine Valley set. I did this with the Heffy Doodle green cardstock (Hint of Mint). I went over the edges with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink. Again, I splatterd some white paint to create snow.

Then I stamped a few things from the Trim The Tree stamp set (including the giant Christmas Tree). I did this on Heffy Doodle alcohol marker friendly cardstock with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink. I used the following colors:

  • G17 – G02 – G00 – G000
  • R85 – R83 – R81
  • RV66 – RV63 – V000
  • Y15 – Y13 – Y11

I used the coordinating dies and my mini die cutting machine to cut the images out. Then I decorated the lovely tree. I also put on some dots with a white gel pen to create that snowy effect.

Time to put my scene together! I put my Christmas tree in the middle with some foam squares. The other die cut trees were adhered left and right, with liquid glue. I did decide to frame the scene with the frame from the Elm Street die set.

For my sentiment, I stamped the ‘Oh Christmas Tree’ sentiment with Versamark ink on black Oreo Crush cardstock. I did prep the cardstock with an antistatic powder tool. After sprinkling on white embossing powder, I heat set it with my heat gun. I trimmed the sentiment down with the mini paper trimmer.

And this finished off my card for today. I really hope you like this inspiration! Thank you so much for reading through, it means the world!

Have an amazing day!

Love, Jarle x

November 17, 2023

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