Its time for the DT entry for this week for Creative Expressions and the last design for Christmas, well for the Design Team anyway! lol
As the last card I have made with a Christmas Theme it had to be, of course, Christmas Trees! I started this card by making the background in the same method as last week however I worked in the reverse of the dark sky technique by masking off a portion of the foreground using cut pieces of copier paper. I worked the darkest shade of distress ink from the bottom mask up the page. Next I did the same with the mid shade finishing with the lights shade.
To make the look of snow at the top I flicked drops of water over the piece and blotted off the excess. This technique works by removing some of the colour allowing the white or lighter shade to shine through. I finished background by using the lightest shade over the foreground using again pieces of copier paper cut randomly as masks to make a snowy landscape.
Next I die cut three of the 2014 Sue Wilson Christmas tree dies in silver and 2 shades of blue and stuck them to the background. I then added a sheet of double sided adhesive all over and added diamond Sparkles to give a snowy element.
The background card is simply a piece of coconut white card embossed through the Creative Expressions A4 snowflake lattice embossing folder and inked with the chipped sapphire distress Ink. A few layers of matching white and vintage gold card complete the base. I added a few spellbinders die cut snowflakes which I highlighted with Cosmic Shimmer aqua twinkles and a sentiment embossed in cosmic shimmer detail silver embossing powder.
Click over to the Creative Expressions blog to see what other treasures are showing and to find stockists of the products I have used if you want to replicate it!
Sue Wilson's Christmas Tree Die
Creative Expressions A4 Snowflake lattice embossing folder
Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire, Broken China & Tumbled Glass
Creative Expressions Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set