This card was inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch #360. As for the color combo, I found it by accident. I had pulled out cardstock colours for previous projects and put aside my retired color folders since those are put away in a different drawer. As I was about to put the folders away, I found that I liked how they looked paired together, so I put them aside for my next project. I always like using different colour combos on Christmas cards to keep them interesting, so it seemed appropriate for this card.
Even though the colors are retired, the card features loads of new stuff: the Festival of Trees stamp set and the matching Tree Punch, the Gold Metal Basic Buttons, the On Point embossing folder and the Confetti Stars Punch. I used this punch on Taken With Teal cardstock and then placed a piece of Gold cardstock underneath. I used the Gold cardstock for my sentiment strip as well: I embossed the sentiment in Gold Stampin' Emboss powder on it and cut it out using the Big Shot and the Bitty Banners Framelits dies. A Gold Metal Basic Button was added at left, with a knot made out of Baked Brown Sugar thick baker's twine.
The background True Thyme cardstock was stamped with the Hardwood background stamp (my favorite) and the oval frame piece was embossed using the new On Point embossing folder. I used a paper piercer and the piercing templates to add piercing around the oval frame (created with the Ovals Framelits dies).
The tree was stamped in True Thyme ink on Taken With Teal cardstock, the tinsel was embossed over it using Gold Stampin' Emboss powder and I punched the image with the Tree punch. A gold star was punched out of Gold cardstock using one of Itty Bitty Accents punches. Gold sequins were taken off the Gold Sequin Trim and added to the tree.
Designer washi tape (Watercolor Wonder set) was added at the top and decorated with Sweet Dots in matching colors. A matching envelope was made out of Primrose Petals Designer Series paper using the Envelope Punch Board.
Color Combo: Primrose Petals + Taken With Teal + True Thyme + Gold
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Festival d'arbres (Festival of Trees), Hardwood
Cardstock: Primrose Petals, Taken With Teal, True Thyme, Gold
Designer Series Paper: 2011-2013 In Color paper stack
Ink: True Thyme, VersaMark
Accessories: Star Confetti Punch, Tree Punch, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder,
Stampin' Dimensionals, Envelope Punch Board, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine,
Gold Metal Basic Buttons, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, On Point Embossing Folder,
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Watercolor Wonder Designer Tape, Piercing Templates, Paper Piercer