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Christmas in July with Thoughtful Branches

I know it is only July, but I just couldn't help but make an early Christmas project with the Thoughtful Branches stamp set - this set is so versatile!

I used Layering Ovals Framelits Dies to cut a mask from paper and laid over my Whisper White cardstock, then stamped the small trees multiple times using Soft Sky then sponged the oval to give a misty, foggy feel.  Then I removed the mask and stamped the larger tree and foliage in VersaMark and Smoky Slate and used Heat & Stick Powder to heat emboss Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter

The Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder finished of the design perfectly, the sentiment is from Flurry Of Wishes

I am also entering this project into SIP challenge 56

SIP Theme 56

See below for details about the limited edition Thoughtful Branches set.

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  1. Beautiful card, thanks for telling us the technique you used to stamp the oval trees.

    1. No problem Sherlie, masking is a great technique and creates some quite stunning effects

  2. Gorgeous card Sue!! Love the added texture with the embossing. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper:)

    1. thank you Gingin, the snowflake embossing changed the whole look of the card! It is such a beautiful embossing folder

  3. Wow, Sue, what a simple and elegant card you have created. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper this week, so glad you did! Crystal

    1. Thanks Crystal, I love the layout with the sponging to create the centre piece.

  4. Wow Sue, this is absolutely stunning!!! Wonderful masking and sponging job! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our Christmas in July challenge this week!

    1. Thanks Tina, sponging is one of my favourite techniques, and I just love making Christmas cards - any excuse for a little glitter and bling :)

  5. Awesome card Sue. Love the pine scene. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp ink Paper. Carolyn xx

  6. Beautiful card!! It is 90 degrees here..... I almost feel cooler looking at your card. :) Thank you for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper.

    1. Oh my, it is a bit warm for you, it is winter here in Australia, we don't normally get snow where I live, but we have been through a cold snap and had snow not too far from here, brrrrrrr..

  7. May I ask what color you used to sponge to get the foggy effect? Thanks. This card is beautiful!

  8. What a stunning card! Thank you for sharing and inspiring us!


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