'Up A Tree" is the theme Sherri chose for this week's Jitterbuggin' Challenge. I have almost been up a tree trying to choose a tree! Liking the swirl tree from Christmas Solutions Noel I decided to go with a winter Christmas theme. Along with adding a tree on the card, the challenge includes follow the sketch, add something yellow, and of course, a Cricut cut.
To add embossing to my background, I embossed a piece of acrylic--actually the clear packaging from a Cricut cartridge box--with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder. To add yellow, I cut a small starburst and placed on the tree. Adding a subtle hint of color for the appearance of a starburst, I inked the snowflake at the top of the tree with yellowish-gold ink. I thought that particular spot of the embossing looked good for the top of the tree! Edges of acrylic mat are slightly inked.
My tree is cut from Martha Stewart Holidays pack which was a previous Christmas clearance item. Love the green glitter page....cut it using pressure at 6 and multicut function on my Expression....cut beautifully! So much sparkle! Green corners are handcut. Using Martha Stewart snowflake punch, I cut a small length of white paper. Using the negative snowflake cut, I placed one on each corner.
Embellishments include 4 red circle-shaped gemstones on the mat and a little yellowish-gold gemstone on the star, plus some inking!
Cricut Cartridge: Christmas Solutions Noel - Tree cut at 4 inches and Starburst cut at 2 inches.
Cuttlebug Folder: Snowflake
Jitterbuggin' - Up a Tree
One Stop Craft challenge - Embossing
ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
Anything Goes - Emboss It
Crafty Cardmakers - Dry Embossing
Fantabulous Cricut - Color Green and a Circle Shape (circle shapes in the embossing, paper and gemstones)
Hope you enjoy this card!!