Card Size: 5 ½ x 4 ¼ inches
Uniquely Creative Products Used
Aussie Christmas stamp set, cut-apart sheet, Round Branch Window dies, enamel dots
Other Products Used
White cardstock, Distress Inks – ‘Stormy Sky’, ‘Mermaid Lagoon’ and ‘Salty Ocean’, white foam, X-Press It foam tape, Gina K Connect Glue, Gina K Amalgam Black Ink, black cardstock, Ranger white embossing powder
Altenew Artist Markers:
Browns: Y612, Y823, Y821, R056
Greys: TG02, TG03
To start off I die cut the Uniquely Creative Round Tree Window dies, using the rectangle die on white cardstock and die cutting the tree window from the middle.
I then stamped the emu and antlers on white cardstock using Gina K Amalgam black ink, colouring with my Altenew Artist Markers and then fussy cutting out.
Using the Altenew Artist Markers again I coloured the tree window die-cut, creating a red border for a Christmas colour and making a gnarled, leafless tree, which you would find in the Aussie desert. I also glued the antlers on to the emu’s head.
I wanted a nice blue sky for the background (since an Aussie Christmas is all about the sunshine), so I blended Distress Inks ‘Salty Ocean’, ‘Mermaid Lagoon’ and ‘Stormy Sky to make a blue ombre effect.
Using a mixture of white foam and foam tape I was able to hold the tree window die-cut in place in the panel and pop it up on the card front. I also glued the emu into place.
To finish off, I cut one of the kit sentiment strips and put it on foam tape within the window. I then white heat embossed a sentiment from the kit stamp set on a strip of black cardstock and put it on foam tape, along with some Uniquely Creative enamel dots for embellishment.