Trim The Tree in Gold and Espresso Christmas Card

by Joanne James19. September 2014 18:54

Yay - it's Friday! I've had a productive craft day today, even if no housework managed to get done (ah well, there's always tomorrow for that!) and am finally finding time to write today's blog post. I used this week's sketch over at Retrosketches to make today's Christmas card and broke out my Festival of Trees stamp set for the first time. Here's the sketch I based my card on:

A great layered layout - and here's what I did with it:

I based my card around the graphic Christmas tree design paper from the Trim The Tree DSP stack - these are so great for making cards! - and having layered this piece onto my Early Espresso card base and a mat of Whisper White, I embossed a piece of gold foil with the On Point embossing folder, which looks like little Christmas tree shapes, then followed this with a smaller piece of Whisper White mounted on Early Espresso and stamped with the first part of the sentiment that comes with the Festival of Trees stamp set. I then added my Christmas tree, which I stamped in Early Espresso on Whisper White, then stamped the baubles in Versamark and heat embossed them in gold - in real life they are really shiny and contrast beautiful with the dark brown of the tree. Oh and did I mention how easy it was to punch out with my co-ordinating tree punch? No? Well, it's a doddle!

An unconventional colour scheme for a Christmas card maybe, but I like it! Before I forget - I'm also joining up with the lovely Darnell's NBUS challenge - pretty much everything other than ink and solid colour cardstock that I used today was officially 'Never Before Used Stuff!'

 

Right - I'm off to catch up on some of the jobs that I should have been doing at home today. Back tomorrow with another Christmas card in an altogether more conventional colour scheme -until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Darnell Knauss
Darnell KnaussUnited States
9/20/2014 2:35:00 AM #

This is such a geometric delight, Joanne!! I think the brown and gold are fabulous for a Christmas card and the whole design just rocks!! I may have just missed the mention or my button linking back to my NBUS Challenge, but I do thank you so much for linking your card!! Hugs, Darnell

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 8:29:54 PM #

Hi Darnell - would you believe it - I realised yesterday I had posted this blog post twice, for some reason it saved and posted both before and after I had added your NBUS badge and link - and then seeing a comment on one of the posts I deleted the other one - except that was the one with out the badge and link! Have now updated this one - forgive me for my unpredictable blog this week! xx

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Darnell
DarnellUnited States
9/21/2014 9:21:17 PM #

No worries, Joanne! I know how Blogger can be Bugger at times! I've never had it do that double / ghosty post thing (not cool), but I am having trouble this week with some of the blogs (not yours) I visit having their side bars bopping up and down like they are experiencing an earthquake. What?! Very disconcerting to have that happen off to the side, especially if you get migraines triggered optically! I'm glad you got your post all figured out and I appreciate that you promoted and played in my NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 10:24:20 PM #

Thanks for understanding Darnell - you're a star! The NBUS entries are awesome!

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