Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Oh, Christmas Tree

by | Nov 26, 2017 | Backgrounds, Blog, Colored Pencils, Hero Arts, Holiday, Ink Blending

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree. How Lovely are thy branches…. blah, blah, blah… I don’t know the rest of the lyrics (all in my best sing-songy voice, of course)!

Our Christmas tree is up and glowing. I love to turn off all the lights and enjoy it in all its glistening goodness. No denying that is what inspired today’s card created with Hero Art’s Classic Christmas Tree!

I created this card by first stamping the Christmas Tree in Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment ink on Black Midnight Layering Paper. I blasted it with a heat tool to speed up the dry time. I’m impatient like that *snicker*. Next, I colored the image by tracing the white lines with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. A Signo White Uniball Pen provided the crisp white of the candle bases and ornament details.

Next, I die cut the image and blended ink from the inside toward the outside of the the negative space with Hero Arts White Dye Ink and a touch of Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink. Adhere to A2 folded card base and I then replaced the positive into the opening. I added the Christmas Banner sentiment on kraft, a few stars from Hero Arts Champagne Sequins and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ivory Seashell. Place in a safe space to dry overnight. Nuvo drops are awesome, but they do take a bit of time to dry completely.

Thank you for spending a few minutes reading about today’s card. I’d love to see what you are creating and pictures of your Christmas trees. Tag me!

xo, Janette

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S6252 Classic Christmas Tree | Hero Arts
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CH306 Champagne Sequin Mix | Hero Arts
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