Hello there!   I am running way behind schedule with my posts as we had company over earlier in the week and with Christmas preparation.  So here is a look at some of my holiday cards designs for 2016, featuring my drawing ornament hanging on evergreen branch.  This drawing was inspired from our Christmas tree.  I made a dozen card using this design layout.  However, the branch design varies on all the cards since I did the drawing as I go.  Here I also show 2 ways on how I use a circle dies to create the ornament.  A great way to extend the use of your dies!  And since it’s the Christmas holiday, I have a gift for you…at the end of this post 🙂
    Here is one design.  The branches were sketched out using Ranger Distress marker Peeled Paint onto the Ellen Hutson’s Letterpress cardstock. For the ornament, I first die cut out the Spellbinder Nestabilities Standard Circle dies set onto a scrap piece of cardstock.   Then used the negative piece to trace and guide my coloring for a perfect circle.  I colored the ornament red with Copic markers R35, R37 and R39.  Then carefully rub on a coat of Tonic Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer paste for a little sparkle and texture.  Finally I drew on the ornament holder and carefully paint it in gold with the Tonic Indian Gold Nuvo embellisment mousse.  Then poke two holes with a needle and hung the ornament to the branch with a piece of embroidery thread.


    Here is another design of the branches.  I kept the same layout as the first card above.  But this time, I die cut the Spellbinder Nestabilities Standard Circle dies set right onto the cardstock and adhere that to the Bazzill peppermint card base.   Then die cut out the Memory Box Pinpoint snowflake, rub it with Tonic Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer paste and adhere to the ornament.  The ornament holder was colored with Copic Twinkle Stars glitter pen and then outline with Copic multiliner.

    To quickly mass produce the cards, I first cut out all the cardstock pieces and used my favorite MISTI stamping tool to stamp out “Happy Holiday” sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Happy Christmas clear stamp set. Then do my sketching.

    Now my Christmas gift to you…how to draw your own evergreen branches for your own last minutes holiday cards! 🙂

    Here what you will need…a piece of white cardstock and green marker.

    For my demonstration, I’m going to use a white Gelly pen since I’m doing it on the peppermint cardstock.

    I hope you enjoy your Christmas gift.  I would like to share my cards over at Word Art Wednesday (challenge #260 & #261).Thanks for joining me and happy holidays!




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