Shana Gaff
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Winter Wonderland

This time of year it seems like I get the most use out of Lovely as a Tree. I just love the look of winter trees!  It especially came in handy for the challenge at The Friday Mashup! where the challenge was to create a Winter (non-Christmas) card with embossing. I also used the sketch at Create with Connie and Mary
I tried to make my card a little different from the sketch, which I don't usually do. lol I have a hard time thinking out of the box sometimes. :) 
Here are some up-close pictures of the trees. I added Silver Dazzling Details to the trees to make them look like a winter wonderland.

I never use these two embossing folders, so I was glad to get a chance to use them!  I especially like the Designer Frame, I just don't know how to use it. At first I just had the larger oval stamped, but then I decided I wanted to add some more layers and embossing. This was the perfect choice!  Most of my embossing on the Midnight Muse cardstock was covered up anyway, so it was nice to have the extra texture. I also lucked out and had this one little strip of Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon hanging around which worked perfectly on my card!  It's nice to be able to use up some scraps too. :)

Stamp Sets: Bring on the Cake, Lovely as a Tree
Cardstock: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse
Tools: Adorning Accents Edgelits, Ovals Collection Framelits, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder
Accessories: Silver Dazzling Details, Dimensionals, Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon  


  1. Wow!! I really love the effect of the layers and embossing, especially with the main tree! And the dazzling details really gives the trees that frosty look! Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. What a great way to spotlight the solo tree with embossing and ovals and add the other tree images in the background. You card looks great! Thanks for playing with us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  3. Oh....this is just STUNNING!!! I love how you did just the little touches of glitter on there...a perfect finishing touch! Thanks for playing along this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. Oh, Shana, you will not be accused of not using your nifty tools! I love how you used the oval embossing and the edgelit embossing folders! You just can not go wrong with Lovely as a Tree and your chosen colors are great, too! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week.

  5. Oh, SO pretty! I don't even think about this set any more...but I love what you did with it! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the CCMC281 sketch challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!