Whimsy And Wonder Christmas Tree Trio For Color Throwdown

by Joanne James20. October 2021 07:00

Today I'm sharing a very special card as it was made for this week’s new challenge over at Color Throwdown, where I am delighted to be the featured designer this week!

This is the colour palette we are working with:


How pretty is that trio of pastels?! I am in a real groove with Christmas card making at the moment, so no ghosts for me! I decided on a trio of Christmas trees instead - take a look:


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

Christmas Tree Dies - These skinny Christmas trees are from the Christmas Tree Dies and I think they are my absolute favourites in the set! They can be used in traditional and less conventional colours and still look great. I cut a tree in each colour and also used a piece of watercolour-effect designer paper that was from last year‘s winter mini catalogue that featured the same heather and aqua tones.

Texture and Pines - I used this week’s Global Design Project layout #GDP314 for my card today and for square element used some shimmer white cardstock embossed with the Evergreen embossing folder. This adds a lovely sheen and great texture and dimension as a background detail. 

Seasonal Swirls - I decided to use the star wreath piece from the Seasonal Swirls Dies for the round element of the design, cut from retired white glimmer paper for a full-on winter sparkle. I also added a few sequins and flicked my background with my clear Wink of Stella pen for added shimmer.


I added a sentiment from the 'Sparkle of The Season' stamp set, anchored with a pink enamel heart to complete my card.

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. 

Enjoy your day; you should definitely check out the Color Throwdown design team creations to see what they made of this sugared-almond inspired colour palette this week.


Remember too that the 24 hour stamp sale is now in full swing - full details on yesterday’s post here. You have until 10.50pm this evening to snap up a bargain!

I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/20/2021 11:41:00 AM #

I love these little trees, especially in the non-traditional colors!  So sweet and fun!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/20/2021 11:42:02 AM #

Oops, and I forgot to say "congrats" on being the GD at the Color Throwdown...it was my very first gig!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/22/2021 10:23:40 PM #

Now that is one amazing Christmas card! The dies are worth getting for those magnificent tree alone. The colours are so whimsical and the swoosh of glimmer behind them makes them come alive. Fabulous design, Joanne.

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
10/25/2021 7:54:05 AM #

Major congratulations on being the guest designer for CTD! Love this - the colours are just fabulous for the trees xx

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
10/26/2021 12:56:44 PM #

Such beautiful soft colors!  I love those trees so much, but I just want the skinny ones so so far I haven't ordered them. I love how you've backed them with the wreath.

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