Trees For Sale and Pearlized Enamel Effects!

Add Pearlized Enamel Effects to your #simplestamping card!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which another #simplestamping card featuring the Trees For Sale stamp set and Pearlized Enamel Effects! Is this an easy card to make? Yes. Is it quick to make? No. That is only because the Pearlized Enamel Effects take a little bit to dry, but that’s ok! Unlike adhesive backed embellishments, once these set on your cards/project, they are not going anywhere, lol! You only need to make sure that they are the LAST thing you add so that you can set it aside to dry, it takes at least 30 minutes to harden (but they still can be squished) and I think it will take about 1-3 hours to completely dry, depending on the amount of the Pearlized Enamel Effects used. Don’t let that discourage you from trying out this super cool medium from the July – December 2022 Mini Catalog!

The base layer for the card front is Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut a 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed with the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder:

For the scenery, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and stamp the poles and string of lights in Basic Gray ink. Tip: You will have to stamp the string of lights twice to go from pole to pole, so I straightened the stamp (they are photopolymer), stamped from the right side across (you can do both top and bottom lines), cleaned the stamp, and then partially inked the stamp just past the second “light” from the right end, and was able to line up with the already stamped image to complete it across (I hope that makes sense). This wasn’t exactly perfect, but it was the best I could figure out since I wanted the poles farther apart. The sign is stamped in Soft Suede ink, the small and medium trees are stamped first in Old Olive ink and the second stamp in Mossy Meadow ink. I didn’t care for the white space, or ground, below the trees, so I used a Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color in and the speckle stamp from Friends are Like Seashells in Crumb Cake ink to fill in. The sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink, and I used the Real Red and white Pearlized Enamel Effects for the lights, alternating colors. Now you can set this aside to dry, make some other cards or crafts, take a nap, clean your house, go shopping…just kidding! I did this in the early evening and left it for the next day. After the enamel effects are dry, this is adhered to the embossed Cherry Cobbler cardstock base layer and then this layered piece is adhered to an Old Olive cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink and the medium tree in the corner first in Old Olive ink and the second stamp in Mossy Meadow ink:

For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, the medium tree is first stamped in Old Olive ink, the second stamp in Mossy Meadow ink, and the sign in Soft Suede ink:

How cute is this #simplestamping card?? Of course, if you do not have the Pearlized Enamel Effects, you can substitute with pearls or jewels, but you are going to want to give this new medium a try! This may be my last blog post for the week as I will have a house full for Thanksgiving and will be spending time with family! No matter where you are and who you are with, I hope you have a safe and thankful Thanksgiving! Cheers!!

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