I haven't had much opportunity to participate in challenges lately and finally had time yesterday to give the Freshly Made Sketches challenge a try this week. Festival of Trees was fun to pull out and put to use too....
I had a lot of fun working out the layers and went to the DSP Stack, Trim the Tree to help me get started. I pulled out a few things that I haven't used in quite some time, like my Top Note Die, to use on this card. I even pulled out Sahara Sand card stock for a change to make the card base and to punch the tag from Cheerful Tag. The Cherry Cobbler Card Stock layer was embossed with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder to mimic the stars on the banner. I stamped the tag image first in Sahara Sand ink before punching it out. Then I added the images from the Festival of Trees and tied some Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine in the top of the tag. Teeny Tiny Wishes is something else that hadn't been pulled out in a while but it had the perfect "Merry Christmas" from which to make the banner greeting.
Inside is another tree, made in the same way as the one on the front of the card by stamping first in Garden Green and then embossing the Cherry Cobbler dots on top of the tree.
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