Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Swirly Tree Christmas

I've been playing with watercolor paper and re-inkers again.  It took me a bit of time and lots of tries until I got the saturated colors I wanted for the card below.  And, with using red and green inks, it was important that they didn't blend together very much or I would have ended up with a brown background.  Luckily the inks cooperated and they sort of formed a ying yang shape which worked perfectly with my new Swirly Tree die from Memory Box.

This card is for this week's Paper Players Challenge (#111 - Leaves or Trees).  And I'm happy to add another Christmas card to my stash ... I now have about 1/2 dozen cards already made for this year and will need to make another 30+ over the next few months.  I do love making Christmas cards! :)

"Swirly Tree Christmas"


Stamps:  Christmas Greetings (SU!)
Paper:  Bazzill White, Watercolor paper; Real Red (SU!)
Ink:  Real Red, Re-inkers:  Real Red, Wild Wasabi (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Swirly Tree die (Memory Box), Circle Nesties (Spellbinders), Aqua Painter, Water mister, adhesives, glue and dimensionals





13 comments:

  1. This really looks great. The tree just pops off the page set against the pretty background.

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  2. Fabulous background, Loll - it really does look like a yin/yang design. I love making Christmas cards too - more than any other type - and I make them for my Mum and two of my sisters too so need to do a lot. I play along with SCS's Christmas Card Challenge where you challenge yourself to a certain quota every month. I've done it for a few years and it really helps me get them done. Bonnie (bon2stamp) does the Merry Monday sketch challenge so she gets one Christmas card done each week. It's run by a Vancouver Island SU demonstrator on her blog "Always Playing with Paper" - so I might take part in it next year. I'm looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards throughout the autumn!

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  3. Oh wow, Loll! Your background turned out amazingly!!! Fantastic!!! Love this card....so unique! Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Players!

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  4. Super duper card! Fantastic colours, love watercolours, adore all the new die cuts! TFS HUGS. DENISE

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  5. Beautiful card! Love how the background cooperated perfectly for that tree die cut.

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  6. Oh, wow! This is just amazing! Good for you for persevering! I have a hard time working with inks like this, but you've inspired me to keep trying, because the result is fantastic!

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  7. That was the first thing I thought of when I saw the green & red together--that you didn't have a muddle of brown in the middle! This is just beautiful, CAS, yet very striking indeed! Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Players this week!

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  8. Loll, this is gorgeous. The swirly tree is just perfect with your background treatment. I love the fact that it is CAS in feel and yet has so much interest. Love it! So glad you shared it with the Paper Players this week
    jaydee

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  9. Love this tree and how you made the background of the circle to make it stand out. Beautiful :)

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  10. Congrats on your win at Paper Players, Loll! I LOVE your artistry here. Gorgeous. I remember loving your creations at SCS, too, and so I've signed myself up to be one of your followers. :) I didn't realize you have a blog till today!

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  11. Wow this is such a stunning CAS card - the sponging looks fabulous with the delicate white tree over the top! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

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  12. Congratulations, Loll! Another, not surprising, win for you at Paper Players for this stunning card!!

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  13. This is yet another amazing card. Your background is superb!

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