Well, after a long break from doing projects for fun, I'm back!
Here is today's Technique Lover's Challenge from SCS: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com The template and tutorial can be found on the website.
But, here's how I created mine. I first printed out the template on Whisper White cardstock and then stamped it with the Paisley stamp using Certainly Celery ink. I added pointsettias in Bravo Burgundy from the Season of Joy stamp set. I added Dazzling Diamonds to the centers of the flowers. I used Always Artichoke ink and a sponge for the edges of the tree. I then added felt flowers and half pearls using mini glue dots. I stamped "Merry Christmas" using the Fancy Flexible Phrases stamp set in Always Artichoke ink. I punched the sentiment out using the small oval punch and then used the large oval punch to mat that with Bravo Burgundy cardstock. I added dimensionals under the sentiment. I created a tree topper with the Pretties Kit using a hat pin, crystals and pearl. Then hat pin has a loop at the top which will be perfect for hanging on my Christmas tree!
Happy Stamping! :-) Nicole