Saturday, November 24, 2018

Penny Black - Evergreen Tree


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a clean and simple card featuring Penny Black's Evergreen Tree die.

I started with a small panel of mixed media paper, smooshing with Broken China distress ink and lots of water.  Once dry, I layered two pieces of torn which paper for the snow hills (sponged on the edge with more Broken China ink).  The snow hills were die-cut with the scalloped square die from "do not open..." die set.  The smooshed background was also die-cut with the scalloped square and the snow hills were adhered on top, lining up the edges.

Another small panel of mixed media paper was smooshed with two shades of green Brushos.  Once dry, the largest tree in the set was die-cut.  The top layer of the snow tree was die-cut from white card stock four times, adhered together and glued to the backing with the green Brushos.  Crystal Glaze was added to the recessed areas (green) and left to dry.  This give the tree a stained glass look.

More Crystal Glaze was added to the top of the snow hills and all over the snowy part of the tree, then both all were sprinkled with diamond dust.

Once dry, the scalloped square was popped up on foam onto the card base.  The tree was popped up on top of the scalloped square for more dimension.  A sentiment was stamped underneath the square using Broken Glass.

Here's a close-up ...

and here's an even closer look at the shine and sparkle ...
If you get a chance, pop over to the Simplicity at it's best blog to see some new designs from my Simplicity Sisters.

I'm entering this card into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Baby It's Cold Outside.


Penny Black Products:
#51-384 Evergreen Tree Die
#51-402 do not open... Die
#30-387 Festive Snippets







Stamps:  Festive Snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Ink:  Broken China (Tim Holtz); Brushos (Lime Green, Leaf Green)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Evergreen Tree die (Penny Black), do not open die (Penny Black), Diamond Dust, Crystal Glaze (Nuvo)

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Baby It's Cold Outside

29 comments:

Lyn said...

Beautiful card, love how you did the tree and background <3

Cheryl Robertson said...

Beautiful card Lol! I was wondering, is Crystal Glaze better than Glossy Accents?

Liz said...

Oh WOW, I really love this card Loll. A beautiful background for the lovely tree. xx

Loll said...

Reply to Cheryl. I am really liking the Nuvo Crystal Glaze. I find that the nozzle doesn't get clogged like it does with Glossy Accents. Loll :)

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Gorgeous shine and dimension on your snowy tree scene, Loll. I love how your tree looks like stained glass with your layers of Crystal Glaze. TFS your beautiful card and your step by step details. Hugs..Nancy

Susan said...

Lovely tree with the Crystal Glaze (I think it has more shine than the Glossy Accents so I've ordered some). Beautiful snowy hills and blue sky!

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love this shiny, snowy tree, Loll! The green is so bright and pretty and the glaze makes me think of glass candy! Lovely background too!

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Loll, I love that stain glass technique and need to try it :)

Nancy Stislow said...

I love the icy look you gave your tree with the crystal glaze as well as the sparkle from the diamond dust. You also achieved a remarkably clear impression on your sentiment using distress ink. Your soft blue makes such a beautiful background and did love the unique way you created the snow drifts.

Trina P. said...

An adorable little winter scene with a big impact, Loll! So much amazing dimension and techniques packed into a perfectly CAS card. Love the look of faux stained glass. xx

Robyn Oliver said...

This little tree is a work of art Loll, the process with the four layers, crystal glaze added to the green Brushos and to the snow is just wonderful - very sparkly and yes looking like stained glass... lovely card and the scallop edge gives a lovely finish

Maxine D said...

Wow Loll, what an amazing card, and the mini-scene is full of detail and dimension!
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

Beautiful, just beautiful, Loll. Shiny and sparkly, too. Love it!

Brenda in IN said...

What a great card, Loll. I love the layers and dimension and the card just sparkles and shines. I love that tree!

Marcia HIll said...

Such a small image but boy does it pack a punch Loll! Your background is beautiful and I'm loving all the shine and gloss of that snowy pine tree! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Mac Mable said...

Such a cute little square of wonderful mixed media elements. The smooshing looks so pretty and the die cut hills are fabulous. The little tree just pops and looks glorious and super shiny. Nice finish with the bling on the snow hills and the snowy parts of the tree. Petite and beautiful CAS card whilst mixing the medias.....I love it x.

TK said...

Another beauty, Loll, and thanks for the close up which so perfectly showcases all that sparkle and shine!

Barb Ghig said...

Another gorgeous Christmas card, Loll! Your sky background is beautiful and I love how you added sparkle and shine to the snowy hills and tree! I also love that you chose the scalloped square for your focal point...it's so pretty!
I always enjoy seeing your Simplicity Sister projects :)

Maria said...

Oh, wow! What a gorgeous card with the lovely snow scene and tree! Fabulous crystal glaze on the tree, super lovely!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a sparkly and shiny winter scene, Loll! The DI smooshed sky and the faux-stained-glass tree are so pretty! I admire your great attention to detail.
Hideko xx

Susan Joyce said...

Love the design elements of your card Loll, especially your stained glass tree.

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous sparkle and shine, Loll ... what beautiful detailing on such a small canvas ... just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell said...

Wow, wonderful stained glass Christmas tree, Lolly! It looks stunning in front of your beautifully crafted background panel!! ❤Hugs, Dolly

Patti said...

Swooning friend!! I can almost feel the frosty air!!

Karen D. said...

wow, what details...looks amazing mf.
xx Karen

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - I need to look into this - I am so amazed at how you did that tree. Such wonderful things you do with paper. Wow. Hugz

Linda said...

This is just so cute, I love how you've used the Crystal Glaze on the tree xx

Jo Manna said...

Wow, love that vibrant tree and that soft blue BG. A beautiful faux stained glass treasure! xx

BożenA said...

It's another amazing project, Loll! I love this beautiful stained-glass tree, a great idea to do it. And I love your beautiful blue and snow-covered background.
BożenA xoxo