I have a super quick, super clean and simple card to share with you today using the Ornament Fir Tree stencil from Alexandra Renke along with Bo Bunny Rose Gold Embossing Paste. This card was so easy to make and would, therefore, be great for mass producing Christmas cards. You could create this design with many different stencils, but if you like this particular stencil, I’d be quick as there are only a few in stock. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
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The cornerstone for the design is this stunning Ornament Fir Tree Stencil From Alexandra Renke. This company is new to me, but I hope you’ll check them out as they are gorgeous, elegant modern designs with a nod to the traditional. I started out with a piece of shimmering card cut to 4 by 5.25 inches. I’m not entirely sure of the make of this particular card, I think it is a Crafters Companion one, but I’m not 100% sure but I will link to the one I think it is below along with all the others supplies I use. Having said that the supply list will be very short today as this Alexandra Renke stencil fills the entire front panel and it really needs very little else.
I’ve long wanted to try this Rose Gold Glitter Paste from Bo Bunny and snapped up a bottle when it came back into stock. The colour is so elegant, particularly on this shimmering cardstock. I used a palette knife, took a little paste on the knife and dragged it over the stencil. It spread really easily, and I kept spreading the paste over the stencil as if buttering a slice of bread until the whole of the tree was covered. Then I lifted the stencil from the corner to reveal the beautiful design now decked out in rose gold glitter. I never tire of seeing the results of a lovely stencil and embossing paste.
I set the panel aside to dry while I worked on the sentiment. I wanted a small sentiment strip in a toning card that sort of was there but at the same time was part of the tree and the Tiny Words Christmas set from Simon Says Stamp was perfect for this. I chose the Happy Holidays greeting and a piece of Silver Shimmering Cardstock from Crafters Companion. This tones so beautifully with the card of the front panel in a sort of coffee and cream look. I took a piece of the Silver Shimmering card and placed it in the Mini Misti, lined up the sentiment, treated the card with an antistatic powder bag before stamping the sentiment in clear embossing ink from Simon Says Stamp and then sprinkling white embossing powder also from Simon Says Stamp on top. With a preheated heat tool I melted the embossing powder and then trimmed the sentiment to a skinny banner.
I wanted to ensure the embossing paste was perfectly dry before moving on to construct the card and so I gently moved my heat tool from a few inches away to finish drying the paste. I kept the heat tool moving all the time. I didn’t want to change the embossing paste in any way just hurry up the drying time as I wanted to finish putting this card together. I cut and scored a card base from Simon Says Stamp’s Ivory card and then covered the front of the card with a glue runner from Gina K. I then added a piece of the Silver Shimmering cardstock to the front of the card and trimmed any excess. I added plenty of foam tape to the back of the panel and adhered it to the front of the card leaving a small border showing around the edges. I also added foam tape to the back of the sentiment strip and then used a T-square ruler to help me align the banner on straight. I dug around in my old stash of enamel dots and found some peachy-cream ones which toned nicely, and I paired these with Pastel Paradise sequins from Little Things From Lucy’s cards which I kept in place with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.
Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D