For the 10 minute card I stamped the single snowy pine starting with layer 3 inked with Memento Northern Pine on the pine needles and Memento Rich Cocoa on the trunk. I followed that with layer 2 inked with Memento Cottage Ivy and Rich Cocoa and finished with layer 1 inked with Memento Cottage Ivy stamped off once. I then sponged some SU Baja Breeze as a background and added the die cut star and crystal to the top of the tree. A band of silver glitter ribbon dressed the card up a bit and the sentiment from Playful Christmas 2 was stamped in Cottage Ivy at the bottom.
For the 10 minutes and 10 minutes more design, I chose to use the same snowy pine, but this time I clear embossed the top layer of the tree as well as the snowflakes, sentiment, and ground. I then created an emboss resist background by rubbing the surface of the card with SU Marina Mist ink. The snowflakes are from Snow Flurry and the sentiment is from Playful Christmas 1.
I do finally have enough Christmas cards to head to the post office this week, but still have a ton of Christmas crafting to do with 80 scrapbook pages. Fortunately I only have to design 6 layouts and then create multiple copies of each. It will be a crazy crafty week! Just the normal hectic Christmas here in the McAuley house!
Drop in on the Kitchen Crew to see what holiday goodies they have concocted for you this week!