Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Christmas Tree Greeting

I started by selecting the green glitter card stock.  I cut it with the Memory Box Merry Christmas Tree die.  I found a piece of DSP from Basic Grey - Life of the Party - Shindig which is wood grain.
I felt the tree shape need to be more defined. Therefore, I cut a piece of clear plastic to create a stencil of the basic tree shape and adding a trunk.  I placed the stencil on the DSP and sponged brown ink inside the shape and brushed the edges of the DSP rectangle as well. I adhered the die cut over the stenciled area.
I cut an extra large star and one of the small star from bright green card stock.  I adhered the large one offset from the original one at the top of the tree and the tiny one was adhered right over the "i" in Christmas.
The designer paper was adhered to the warm taupe card.

Submitting to these challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges #30 Anything Goes
Less is More - Use a Stencil 

The second card features a tweeked stencil,a dark brown card, Early Espresso ink and a taupe snow bank.


  1. What a fab background, and I love how you used a stencil to emphasise the tree. A very attractive Christmas card! Thanks so much for this LIM entry :)

  2. Love your stencil tree - beautiful!! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  3. A really unusual Christmas card but really effective in those earth tones.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  4. Striking use of your stencil here and a clever and unique Christmas make.
    We do like to see a little more 'white' space at Less is More - perhaps without the inking to the background but a stunning card and thanks for sharing with us this week. Sarah

  5. Wonderful textured card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas card challenges.

  6. Better late than never!
    Sorry for the late visit!
    This is super although we do like to see some clear white space on entries to our challenges are we are solely a CAS challenge.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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