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Retro Christmas Fun

Are you a traditional red-and-green Christmas fan or do you like to step out of the box and go non-traditional?  I have this fantastic paper pad called Fabulous by Authentique and it has a pink & turquoise pattern that reminds me of snowflakes, so I couldn't resist making a retro style Christmas card.

Not only is there "snowflake" on this paper pad, there is a turquoise "tree" pattern.  And Altered Pages has the perfect collage called Celebration Trees to go with these papers.  It's like the stars aligned for me!

To add some whimsy to the layers, I trimmed two of them with gold German Scrap borders.  I used rolled adhesive tape and left the smallest amount hanging over the edge to just hold the border in place without showing.  

Because the tape is such a thin strip, I touched each of the pennant tips with the Zig glue pen to help hold them to the card.

I used two little circles as accents.  They remind me of Christmas tree ornaments.  I rolled each one in a VersaMark ink pad to coat the edges so that I could emboss them.  Gold embossing powder brings the German Scrap back into the design.

Chipboard snowflakes were also dipped in VersaMark and embossed with the gold powder.  The round ornaments and snowflakes were glued in place.

My final touch is to add Diamond Stickles to the star on top of the tree and to highlight a few of the white lights here and there on the tree.  It brings just a little sparkle to the tree without overpowering the delicate image.

Supplies Used:
Authentique Fabulous 6x6 paper pad
Celebration Trees collage sheet
Dresden Foil Pennant Point gold border
Chipboard snowflakes
Emerald Creek Metallic Mirror Gold embossing powder
Diamond Stickles
Typical card making supplies: scissors, adhesive tape, glue, etc.


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