Friday, 17 August 2018

Encrusted Jewel Tree


I've had a lot of fun playing with the Encrusted Jewels technique that Loll Thompson taught me.  One of the pieces I made was a Christmas tree - perfect to turn into my reminder card for the CAS Christmas challenge "Tree".


Here's another photo of the card with the light bouncing off of different colours:


I die cut the tree from thin chipboard, then placed it on a warm grill on top of a layer of non-stick craft mat then parchment paper.  I sprinkled it with green embossing powders.  Once they had melted, I added multi-coloured chunky glitter pieces on top.  The melted embossing powders holds the glitter in place.  To finish it off, I melted UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) on top.  I then die cut the tree from fun foam and attached it immediately to the encrusted jewel tree to give it a bit more body so that it wouldn't bend and crack.  Here's a close-up of the tree:


The tree is so stunning in its own right that it really called out for a very CAS card.  I stamped and heat embossed a simple sentiment, added a torn strip of cs to ground the tree, and placed it on a Sizzix label die cut with inverted corners (just to add a bit of interest).  The panel is popped up on fun foam.

There is lots of other inspiration over at CAS Christmas from the Design Team and our August Guest Designer, Barb (Barb's Studio Creations).  You have until August 24th to link up your card so please come and join us!





Supplies:
Stamps - Rosie's Roadshow sentiment
Ink - ColorBox Cranberry
Paper - white cs, thin chipboard
Size - A2
Accessories - Impression Obsession tree die, embossing powders (clear, green, UTEE), chunky coloured glitters, Sizzix label die, fun foam

14 comments:

  1. Your chunky glitter is so sparkly and perfect for your Christmas tree, Susan! I love how you matted your tree to make it the star of the show, too...Beautiful card!

    Thank you again for having me along as GD for the August Challenge!

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  2. Wow...Gorgeous Encrusted Tree, Susan. I love how you kept your card CAS and all white except your Tree, which is the Star! TFS my friend. Hugs..

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  3. Oooh, I remember this beautiful tree, Susan! You did a brilliant job building a design for it that works perfectly! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. What a beautiful tree you created with that technique! I've tried and my paper always seems to curl but of course I'm working on a stove top griddle so maybe too hot. Love the look of the chunky glitters in this! Gorgeous tree!

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  5. Oh I love your colorful decorated jeweled tree, Susan! It's very sparkly and festive. I just love this technique. I have so many things I've made I need to use them. lol .

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  6. What a gorgeous dark green encrusted jewel tree, Susan! I love the beautiful colored glitters shining against the green. They look like candy!
    The label die frame panel is simple and stylish. You did a fantastic job keeping this stunning tree as the star of the card. Hideko xx

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  7. my favorite technique Susan, I love all those bright lights for jewels. Amazing card :)

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  8. Amazing encrusted Christmas tree, Susan! Those chunky glitter was a great choice. So sparkly and dimensional. xx

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  9. WOW! What a beautiful Christmas tree, Susan! All that chunky glitter looks like the tree is full of heirloom glass ornaments! This makes me want to get out that griddle again! Fabulous card, my friend!

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  10. Your encrusted jewels tree is so beautiful, Susan. It is a perfect CAS card. Hope you are having a great weekend.

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  11. This is so amazing Susan!! LOVE all the colours of the pretty glitter. Looks like someone took a lot of time to decorate that tree with lots of lights!! :) Perfect with just a torn snow hill and shaped background. This tree would make a pretty ornament too! xx

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  12. Goodness, this is gorgeous, Susan ... the shimmery chunky glitter that's encrusted into this tree makes it seem lit from within ... it just glows beautifully! Magical! Anita :)

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  13. Stunning. I wish my real Christmas tree looked so sparkly.

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  14. Absolutely stunning, unique and eye catching....Fabulous technique and such a glorious effect X

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