Stampin’ Up lovely as a tree – a Christmas landscape challenge …

It’s time for another 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge, and this week the theme is Christmas landscapes.  I took inspiration from my diorama card to make this snowy landscape …

Lovely as a tree Christmas landscape

I used a brayer to add ink to the card in 2 shades of blue.  The snowy effect was stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set from Stampin’ Up …

Lovely as a tree Christmas landscape 2

Touches of dazzling diamonds gave a hint of sparkle here and there… 

Lovely as a tree Christmas landscape 3

The image was mounted onto whisper white card and then onto night of navy to make an A5-size card, which is a really popular size for cards here in the UK.  

A length of whisper white organza ribbon, tied in a bow around the card, added some softness, texture and a little luxury too.

Lovely as a tree Christmas landscape 4

Finally, I added a sparkling frosted finishes embellishment to the bow – these were in the autumn/winter catalogue but I hope they make an appearance again soon – they are just gorgeous!  

I hope you like my card for this week, and I’d love to see what you’ve created.  If you’re feeling inspired, hop on over and join in the fun at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white, night of navy;

stamp sets: lovely as a tree, more merry messages, gorgeous grunge;

inks: night of navy, pool party, white craft;

accessories: corner rounder, brayer, whisper white organza ribbon, two way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, frosted finishes embellishment.

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26 Comments to “Stampin’ Up lovely as a tree – a Christmas landscape challenge …”

  1. Gill, such a beautifully elegant card. I love the forest scene, the touches of sparkle and the ribbon and gem. Stunning!

  2. Gorgeous Grunge for snow – what a fantastic and brilliant idea- you’re a genius! Love the navy and white combo, very elegant and Lovely As A Tree is one of my all time favourites. Awesome card, Gill

    Louise xx

    • Thanks Louise. I love the navy and white together too – it’s one of my favourite combos. And Lovely As A Tree is so timeless – long may it remain in the Stampin’ Up catalogue! Gill x

  3. I love this card. I get a feeling of peace and tranquility just looking at it.

  4. This is OH SO GORGEOUS! Love all the glittery bits–and that snow looks HIGH! LOVE it! Such a fabulous card! 🙂 HUGS and have a great weekend! Mynn xx

  5. superbe! elle est magnifique ta scène hivernale, biz

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous Gill – I just don’t want to be thinking about Christmas yet :0)
    Margaret x

    • Thank you Margaret. Oooh, you really should! The weeks running up to Christmas are always so busy, but if you make one card a week between now and next Christmas, you’ll have lots of handmade cards to send to friends and family! We’d love to see you over at 52CCT – do come and join us with one of your lovely creations. Hugs, Gill x

  7. A really beautiful card and snowy scene – Jacqueline xx

  8. Beautiful work. You make it look like a painting! Such a classic stamp set.

  9. Brrrrr… this is so realistic I can almost feel the chill in the air from it. Absolutely magnificent Gil.

  10. Oh my goodness Gill, this is a total, out and out beauty! A gorgeous winter landscape card with perfect decorative details added! Definitely a card to take pride of place on the mantelpiece! Ruth x

  11. Your card is stunning! The peaceful nighttime scene is gorgeous by itself, but then you’ve added that luscious ribbon with its fabby bow and embellishment. Absolutely perfect!

  12. Beautiful Gill – I love your snowy scene ! xxxx

  13. Stunning, need to have a go at something similar, thank you for the inspiration. Lin

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