ID: MC Nov - Fir Trees - Montgomery card
5.5w x 4.25"h

Created: November 17, 2010

This is another Sizzix die I  just got with a bunch of other stuff from Suzanne at Quietfire Design, love it. The quote is brand new from Suzanne as well and goes so well with these Fir Trees. Now I probably should tell you all the pitfalls I had with this card, but I figured I should let you know I too have problem days - Sheesh.


I had die cut several trees, and used the negative portion to layer and sponge color on a white card creating a rich background. Then I sponged lots of blues in the sky and some lighter blues as shadows on the foreground. I stamped my quote with a color that just didn't show up very well. That was the first booboo. I then sponged lots more blues in the area to try to fade out the stamping, kinda' worked. Then I decided to stamp the quote in the opposite corner, hiding the first stamping with the trees. But I stamped and embossed it with gold and really didn't like that either. Not a good day. So now I have two areas on my beautiful background that are just not working. So I over stamped on the first one with black and that worked well, I have a nice shadow happening now from the first stamping. So far so good. Then I decided to use one of Tim's on the edge dies to cut off the section with the gold embossing, that's those peaks you see. Ok so what do I do now. Then I sponged lots of blue onto some white cardstock, ran through the Cuttlebug with a snowflake embossing folder and sanded the high points to get back to the white cardstock. Voila, I now have a new background for the background. Put the trees on top and I'm done. Added some Stickles "Picket Fence". I really like the way it eventually turned out.

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