Posts tagged ‘Lovely as a tree’

May 24, 2014

Lovely as a tree Christmas glitter from Stampin’ Up …

I loved this week’s 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge – it is right up my alley, so to speak.  It’s a stash challenge and the theme is “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue”  …

For my “something old” I chose the Lovely as a Tree stamp set from Stampin’ Up.  It’s a set that has been around for several years and is still available in the current catalogue, but with such a timeless and beautiful stamp set, I can see why it is still so popular.  It has so many uses, my favourite being for Christmas cards (of course) …

Lovely as a tree Christmas blessings

“Something new” for me is the decorative dots embossing folder, which I earned for free during Stampin’ Up’s sale-a-bration this year.  It is currently unavailable, but it will be seeing a comeback when the new catalogue is launched in July. I embossed a scrap of whisper white cardstock with the embossing folder, using my bigshot machine, and then tore a strip to make it look a bit like snow…

Lovely as a tree Christmas - rhinestones

My “something borrowed” is the layout – from a card I saw on Pinterest … don’t you just love Pinterest for ideas and inspiration?  I have lots of pins on my boards if you’d like a looksee. 

Lovely as a tree Christmas - glass glitter

And finally, my something blue is the night of navy ink I used to stamp the trees and sentiment, which is from the More Merry Messages set from Stampin’ Up.  It’s not in the catalogue, but is still available on the carry over list, and I use it ALL the time (as you might have noticed!) 

I added a row of silver glass glitter with sticky strip for some sparkle, and a sprinkling of rhinestones too …

Lovely as a tree Christmas - close up

Hope you like my card this week.  If you are inspired by the 52CCT challenge, why not hop on over and join in the fun?  We’d love to see your creations.  See you there! 

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white, very vanilla;

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

inks: night of navy;

accessories: silver glass glitter, rhinestones, decorative dots embossing folder, sticky strip.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up – contact me for details. 

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February 15, 2014

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.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up – contact me for details. 

I love receiving your messages, so if you have any questions, or you just want to say hi, do please leave me a comment.

Thanks for dropping by today

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