September 12, 2014 • Anna Griffin
What a wonderful first week of sneak peeks we had. With over 1,500 comments on this week’s blog post it was our most popular preview ever. You guys are amazing!
Today’s giveaway is really special, because this lucky person will be the very first owner of the Anna Griffin Holiday Traditions Card Kit. Drumroll please! The winner is…… Pamela E.! Congratulations!
Since we are getting into the Christmas spirit, let’s take a quick look at the beautiful holiday tree in the Christmas Arrangements embossing and die cutting collection (which is still available on hsn.com: http://bit.ly/christmasarrangements). In 3 simple steps you can create a really special detailed embellishment that will look perfect on any project.
First, die cut your paper using the tree die. We used a green paper from our Perfect Palette collection that has a white core.
Next, place your die cut shape into the Victorian Tree embossing folder.
This result is beautiful enough as it is, but sometimes it’s fun to do a little distressing to take it to the next level. We like to use a sanding block and gently rub it over the embossed design to achieve this look. Don’t forget you’ll need to use paper with a white core for this to work!
How beautiful is that? While you’re at it, cut out multiple tree images and try layering them on a card. There are so many possibilities!
That’s all for today. We’ll see you back here on Tuesday for preview #2!