Tuesday, February 18, 2014

O Christmas Tree


Hi everyone.  Today's card is for the Sparkle Christmas Challenge (#12 - trees).  This is a die that I borrowed from my friend Susan.  It has five layers, but I opted to use just the three biggest for today's tree, sponging around the edges with a darker green to give it dimension.  I love the flourish pattern on the designer paper - and I wanted it to be the star, so left everything else white to show it off.  To give the tree even more dimension, I added foam tape at the bottom of each of the pieces ... and glued the peak of the middle and bottom layers to the card front.  The top piece is popped up at both the peak (with the star) and along the bottom.

I printed the sentiment at the bottom of a piece of white card stock (it's a digital sentiment), and then tore the edge.  I layered it on top of another, larger piece of torn card stock and then mounted those two pieces to my card front.  I added dazzling diamonds along the torn edges of the "snow", and once dry, mounted the tree in place.

I haven't mentioned this for a while, but when I use designer paper on my card, I usually add a strip (about 1 1/8" wide) to the inside bottom of the card for interest.  You can see just a peak of the inside in the photo above.

I made a second card exactly the same to donate and will keep one for my Christmas stash, which is already growing!  :)







Stamps:  Traditional Christmas Greetings (Pink Petticoat)
Paper:  White; 'Tis the Season Designer Paper (My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Garden Green (SU!) - for sponging around the edges of the tree die-cuts
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, 5 part pine tree die (Elizabeth Craft Designs), star die (Simon Says), dazzling diamonds



Challenges:
Sparkle #12 - trees

20 comments:

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll,

This is a gorgeous tree, beautifully done.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Karen B said...

This is gorgeous Loll - love the d/p you've used for the tree and the torn edges with that lovely sparkle.

Karen x

Lee-Anne said...

Fabulous card, Loll! Love all the sparkle and the layered tree...gorgeous!

Mrs. O said...

Love, love, love! this card. Sure would like to find that tree die or I'll have to invent a pattern and do some fussy cutting. The sentiment is perfect!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your layered tree Loll and a lovely sentiment to finish off your card

Anne

Becky said...

What a gorgeous layered tree.

Susan said...

Loll, I'm so happy to see the first card made with something from our get-together! It looks wonderful, and you were right in choosing that dp. Love the added dimension you achieved with the sponged edges and the way you popped it up!

Sandy said...

Very nice - I do like clean and simple cards although they are not often easy to make. I am making a series of just red and white cards - I will see how far I can take the theme.
Sandy

La Papera Gialla said...

I LOVE your tree! Gorgeous card!
Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge this week!
Monica - CCC DT

sandie said...

Love the sparkle on the hills and thanks for the tip about DSP on the inside of the card, a small detail that just seems perfect x

Cathy said...

Love this tree Loll, the dp is perfect, Cathy x

Deepti said...

This is such a pretty card, I love ur tree :)

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Loll, and the DP is shown off perfectly.

Nonni said...

Perfect use of designer paper as a CAS way! I like the strip in the inside too. Stylish card!

Lea Brawn said...

This is a great. Xmas card Loll. I love the die - must keep my eyes peeled for that one.
Love Lea x

Karen D said...

I love this tree. The wee touches of glitter are so perfect with it. I lovely that you donate your cards Loll, lucky recipients.

Anita in France said...

Love all the gorgeous dimension, Loll ... the touch of sparkle on the hills is delicious ... I can almost fell the crunch of snow underfoot! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Another really gorgeous card, Loll! I love the DP you chose and your CAS design is stunning!

Jenn said...

This is gorgeous, I love all the details, yet beautifully CAS! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Karen (karey2005) said...

Gorgeous, love the sparkly snow! Thanks for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges'! Karen N, DT