Lovely Christmas Tree

Lovely Christmas Tree

What a wonderful weekend we had! Saturday, I played in my craft room. I didn’t accomplish what I had planned to do, but I had fun. My best surprise was my Stampin’ Up! preorder arrived on Saturday. I didn’t realize expedited packages were delivered on Saturday. Woooot!

Stephanie has been sick (not a good part of the weekend!), so I offered to keep Amelia this afternoon and tonight so she could go to the doctor and get a good night’s sleep. What a blast we had. Amelia is so much fun. She has a quirky sense of humor already, and loves to make us laugh. She also loves Christmas lights. She gets so excited when she sees them, so we decided to drive around tonight and show her some of the more spectacular displays in the area. The houses with the tasteful white lights were beautiful, but the houses with the over the top tacky displays were magical. Everyone should see Christmas through the eyes of a toddler so they can remember the magic of the season.

Every time I use the Stampin’ Up! Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, it’s kind of like that “Christmas through a toddler’s eyes” magic. There’s just something about the sparkle of our glitter than makes me say, “Ahhhhhhh!” Here’s one of the cards I made Saturday.

Lovely as a Tree, Stampin' Up!

Sadly, the glitter doesn’t show up as well in the photo as it does in real life. I used Watercolor Paper to stamp the trees from Lovely As a Tree. I spritzed the paper with water, then stamped the trees in Night of Navy, Garden Green, and Night of Navy with a little Rich Razzleberry sponged on the edges. Spritzing the paper gave a nice halo to the trees. After the paper dried, I stamped the images again, and then used our amazing new Watercolor Pencils to add some sky.

I embossed the Marina Mist panel with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It was ok – but I wanted magic. So I covered the stars with a bit of Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, then added Dazzling Diamonds. I also added several drops of glue and glitter to the stamped panel. After I put it all together, I was very happy with the results. I love the white window frame on top of the embossed Marina Mist layer. And the Wisteria Wonder card base pulls out the Rich Razzleberry shadows. I’m not sure if this will be a Christmas card. It could work for a lot of occasions, so I’m leaving it blank for now.

I’ll have more glitter for you tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Hope your day is magical!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to Lovely Christmas Tree

  1. Gail Allen says:

    Love your card, Buffy! It almost looks like what I’m seeing outside my window today. Woke up to a totally white world – and it’s still snowing. A rare occurence here on the West Coast! Haven’t seen this much snow since I left Alberta 6 years ago.

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  2. debsmart says:

    Beautiful card, Buffy! I like how you ‘watercolour’ stamped the trees, then overstamped them again for more definition. I’m with Gail (she’s up the coast from me, here in BC) – we’re enjoying our first snowfall today, and it’s lovely (because I don’t have to drive anywhere!)

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  3. Jackie says:

    LOVELY Buffy. I love the way the trees show up, and the window ledge switched to the top!

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