Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Stenciled Christmas Tree


Hi everyone.  While the tag event was running, I didn't post any other cards ... but I was busy making lots more!  :)  Managed to get lots of Christmas cards done ... mostly versions of a few simple designs, making them in different colours.  But besides those, I did find some time to try out a stencil from STAMPlorations that I've had for a while, but hadn't used yet.

I LOVE the modern, graphic, stylized tree.  For the card above, I started with a piece of smooshed inka gold with peacock feathers distress re-inker left over from this video tutorial I did a little while ago.  I cut the panel down, and then stenciled over top ... first with gold ink, and then once that was dry, clear glass bead gel was added on top of that.  The glass bead gel is so pretty and sparkly ... but it does take a while to dry, so I always plan to leave it overnight.  I didn't want to take away from the pretty panel, so simply stamped a gold sentiment to finish the card.

I'm entering this into a few challenges that are running right now:

Sparkle #51 - Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday #72 - Christmas
AAA Cards #53 - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - Stencil Sunday #18 + Nov. Mixed Media


Thanks for dropping by for a visit!







Stamps:  Mixed Christmas Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Mixed Media paper for smooshed panel
Ink:  Delicata gold (Tsukineko); Peacock Re-inker (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  ARTplorations Christmas Tree stencil (STAMPlorations), Inka Gold wax paste, water mister, Clear Glass Bead gel (Golden), palette knife

Challenges:
Sparkle #51 - Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday #72 - Christmas
AAA Cards #53 - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - Stencil Sunday #18 + Nov. Mixed Media

33 comments:

Carol said...

Simply gorgeous Loll, the background is so pretty against the gold embossing. I do love this stencil! Thanks for joining us at Stencil Sunday this month too. Carol x

Susanne Vargas said...

This is so stunning! I really have to get that glass bead gel! Off to check out the stencil...

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE that background piece Loll and that Christmas tree is amazing! Have a lovely day my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful contemporary Christmas Card. Loving the colours, the techniques and that glass bead gel x

Lee-Anne said...

LOVE!!! From that stunning background to your gorgeous glass bead gel tree...absolute perfection, Loll!

Tina Z. said...

this is stunning, I love this golden tree!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love, I love, I love!! I love the delicacy and modern design of this magnificent card!
hugs,
BozenA

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Hi Loll.
,Gorgeous card, love the tree and the beautiful background.

Love & Hugs

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

Sue McRae said...

The background is perfect for that cool looking tree!

Susan said...

Unique, innovative, and totally gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful swirling background! Fabulous card!!

TK said...

Wow! That's amazing and gorgeous!

Linda said...

Love this! The background is gorgeous and the tree looks so stylish. Isn't the glass bead gel fun to play with ....... the results are so sparkly! xx

Jane said...

That bendy golden tree looks fabulous against the aqua background. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

Julie B said...

Such a pretty colour combination Loll. :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Loll, I would love to be a fly on the wall of your craft room to see how you make these gorgeous backgrounds!! Stunning tree, the gold is just incredible! hugs :)

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Love the marble look back ground for this beautiful tree .Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges

Betty Keefe said...

how clever and gorgeous colors!!

MaryH said...

This golden beaded tree shape is gorgeous against your wonderfully smooshed background. I love this stencil shape, and it was inspired to use the gel beads with it. A truly lovely & modern look to our holiday tree! (note to self: find this stencil!) Hugs & TFS

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful, rich, sparkly tree! Love it against the Inka Gold background!

Ingrid said...

SUCH a beautiful card! I LOVE that texture - have to get me some of that glass bead stuff and that inka gold....Simply stunning background too! :)

Julia Aston said...

Love your background and that funky tree stenciling!

Aileen (mum) said...

Loll, what a knockout card. Perfect, wow love the background and have to get some of that inka gold then the stencil tree with the sparkle from the gel beads, another need/ have to have lol. Love inlove with this. Card.

Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely, festive card Loll! The background is such a gorgeous foil for the sparkly tree.
Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenge.
Hugs
Carol x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous mixed media modernistic Christmas tree Loll. Your background is so beautiful too. TFS my friend. We are Home again after a wonderful and relaxing four days at the beach :-)

vinita jain said...

Very creative and innovative! Love this stylish look in golden Christmas tree with beautiful background!

Anita in France said...

Stunning, Loll ... your texture-y golden, graphic Christmas tree is gorgeous ... what a fantastic sense of movement against the yummy background! Hugs, Anita :)

Maura R said...

Oooh, such a sparkly tree and a great modern look, Loll! Very pretty. Congrats on your win over at the Sparkle Christmas Card Challenge!

maria f. said...

How cool is this?!? Great pairing of the BG and that groovy tree.

Coralynn Murray said...

Oh my this is amazing! I love the background and how the tree flows with the card. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Barb Ghig said...

I can't believe how far behind I am in my visits...this is absolutely GORGEOUS, Loll! Your background is so soft and lovely, and I love all the shimmer and shine on your tree! Such a beautiful card!

Bobby said...

Wow! That was my first response when I saw this lovely, Loll. Glass bead gel? Never heard of it but it takes that tree from ordinary to extra-ordinary.

Jenny Colacicco said...

OMG!! I've thought about getting some of that glass bead gel before - I think you might have tipped me over the edge with this stunner!! Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards - Jenny :)