Traditional Iconic Christmas Tree Card for World Card Making Day

by Joanne James7. October 2017 19:00

Happy World Card Making Day everyone! I hope you all managed to get some time in your craft rooms to make a card or two today. I spent the morning running errands and working with a client to finalise the design of their wedding stationery (always exciting!) but did manage to get a couple of hours in my craft room this afternoon to make a couple of cards; here's one of them that I'm entering for this week's challenge over at Merry Monday where the challenge is to feature a Christmas tree on your card and at Stamps Ink Paper where it's card maker's choice:

   

I immediately knew where I was going with this one - I chose my favourite Christmas tree of the season and this is what I came up with:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Iconic Christmas - This Christmas tree from the Iconic Christmas set stands on its own and has so much interest and detail, it doesn't need much else. I stamped the tree once onto Whisper White then again onto Garden Green and cut out the second tree, so that the images beneath would show through. I heat embossed the sentiment in gold onto a strip of vellum so that it wouldn't obscure the tree and simply wrapped this around my central panel.

Make the Most of Minis - I cut out my green Christmas tree using the Ornamental Christmas Framelits and used a whole bunch of mini Stampin' dimensionals on the solid sections to pop up my tree for added dimension. These really are so useful and their smaller size compared to our standard dimensionals makes them perfect for getting into small spaces. Nice things come in small packages as the saying goes and these are a great example of that!

Festive Colour Combo - Whilst the teeny, tiny images can be coloured with marker pens, I decided to keep things simple on today's card and instead stamped the co-ordinating images (the ones that look very strange in the catalogue, because you can't see how they come together until you stamp all three layers!) each in Real Red and Garden Green in keeping with my festive colour combination. I coloured a couple of additional images with my Crumb Cake marker pen, added a panel of Quilted Christmas paper with the simple stitched Christmas tree design behind to complete my card. Here is my trio of festive colours - feel free to save it for your future inspiration:

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before I go, just a reminder that the World Card Making Day offers from Stampin' Up! have a few more days to run until the 10th of the month; get the full details here. I have an order going in tomorrow; if you are local to me and would like to add on to it to save P&P just give me a call. 

That's all from me today I'll be back tomorrow with another project for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players where I am the hostess. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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Comments (5) -

Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
08/10/2017 14:43:30 #

I love it!  What a fantastic way to showcase that stamp and die set.  Love the colors and the clean design.  Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper, hope to see you again soon!

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Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
08/10/2017 14:47:54 #

These are fabulous stamps...I love the card you have created. You have inspired me to wander over and check out Stampin Up.

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Colleen
ColleenUnited States
08/10/2017 20:06:31 #

amazing card, that stamp looks awesome, I love your tree and all the embellishments!  Great design!  Thank you for sharing this at Merry Monday!

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Felicita
FelicitaUnited States
09/10/2017 01:48:15 #

Joanne, What a great card and I love your layout. I've been wondering about that stamp set and I'm so happy to see what you have done with it. So happy you joined us over at Merry Monday.

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Deanne K
Deanne KCanada
10/10/2017 00:19:26 #

Oh I just love how this turned out!  All your little ornaments are SO pretty!!!!!!!!  Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday.

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