Christmas Sunset Forest Card – Using Lovely As A Tree

I had quite a bit of fun making the background for this card. These last few weeks I have decided to step up my cardmaking a little and get more artistic with them – so there will be plenty more ahead.

I used the sponge daubers to make the sky, starting with the lightest blue and then building up the darker colour. I used long horizontal sweeps to achieve the sky and then small circles for the yellow, orange and red shades of the sunset. All the colours I used are listed down below. I then heat embossed the ‘Happy Christmas’ in gold – make sure your card is thoroughly dry from the background ink before you add your embossing powder.

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Helen Xx

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Papercraft designer & educator. My aim is to inspire and provide easy to follow tutorials - so you can create my projects with ease. You can find my projects on my website, Youtube and in papercraft magazines.

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