I used one of my shaving cream and distress reinker marbled panels to stamp one of the tree stamps from the Season's Tweetings set by Winnie & Walter (twice) and die cut the sentiment using my neglected NBUS Block Out dies by Little B. I fussy cut the two trees and adhered them together with a piece of white thread in between. The tree is almost symmetrical, but not quite, so I snipped off the extra bits on either side and then went around the edge with a black marker. I secured the ends of my thread to my card base from which I had die cut a circle and then adhered my debossed (an old NBUS Cuttlebug embossing folder) and die cut front panel on top of my card.
I heat embossed the second part of my sentiment (from my NBUS Frenchy's Festive Florals stamp set by Winnie & Walter) in white onto a snippet of black cardstock and added a tiny strip of foiled cardstock (created using glossy accents and gilding flakes) behind it to incorporate more of the colours of my tree. The pictue below shows the shimmer of the gilded strip as well as the flip side of my tree.
After I had added my sentiment, I decided I needed a little something extra, so I used an eyelet tool to create a few cicle embellishments from my inked panel and added those around my circle frame.
Allsorts - #400 Let's celebrate
Taheerah's Gossip Column at Winnie & Walter's - No. 6 Marble
Darnell's NBUS #10 - Anything NBUS goes
(haha, come to think of it,
I used my embossed panel backwards,
so I'm also using the optional twist,
since last Tuesday was National Backward Day in the US)
ATSM - #227 Make your mark
ABC Christmas - D for Dimension