The white Christmas I am referring to in my title has to do with the card I am sharing today. It too is a memory from childhood. More than once, we lived in tri-level homes. Due to the size and space, we would have 2 Christmas trees in the house: one green and one white. I remember my mom decorating the white tree. She had these beautiful red, fiber optic lights to use on it and red satin balls to complete the design. I loved that tree. It served as the inspiration for this card.
Other than the card stock, none of the materials are from Stampin' Up!. I bought this tree stamp 3 or 4 years ago at a stamp convention. It appealed to me because it reminded me of a Christmas tree, perfect for Christmas cards. When I pulled it out to use, I thought of the white tree from my childhood and knew I wanted to make one for this card. The base card is actually Whisper White. I then cut Real Red card stock to fit the entire front of the card, hiding the white. My tree was basically complete when I stamped the greeting on the card. It was stamped using VersaMark ink and heat embossed using black embossing powder. Now let's look a little closer at the tree itself.
The picture really does not due the tree justice. It is very pretty up close. I stamped the tree using VersaMark ink as well as stamped the star on top. I then heat embossed then using a detailed white embossing powder. I used a gold paint pen by Marvy to color in the star and add some rays around it. Last but not least, I decorated my tree. To do this, I used my handy Stickles glitter glue in green and red. You could also use rhinestones with color if you wanted to add bling. Now I know my childhood tree was done in all red, but I really wanted to add some green ornaments too!
I am planning on doing another one of these trees in green. When I get it finished, I will share it with you too. Feel free to ask questions or leave comments. I love to hear from you. Thanks for dropping by today and I will see you tomorrow.