Christmas Lights Christmas Tree TTT 190

by Joanne James1. December 2022 16:00

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at TicTacToe! It's the last turn of Team X to host this year and the lovely Vicky is our featured designer this week. This is the fun and festive board that we are playing along with: 


I took the right-hand column of the board and went with tree, metallic and ornament and used the layout from Try Stamping On Tuesday and the beautiful Christmas setting in this week's Just Us Girls inspiration photo for my Christmas card today - take a look:


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

I used the Christmas tree in the 'Christmas Lights' stamp set as the centrepiece for my card, which I stamped and heat embossed in gold onto Old Olive cardstock and diecut with the Twinkling Lights Dies, and set this against a background of Very Vanilla with a gold foil mat and a horizontal piece of gold glimmer paper along with a piece of gold-patterned Very Vanilla Lights Aglow designer paper. I added a diecut tree in gold glimmer paper behind my green tree so that the glimmer shows through the diecut holes - it sparkles like tinsel on my tree. For my baubles, I used two colours of (retired) blue rhinestones to complete the decoration:

For my greeting I added a banner heat-embossed in gold on Very Vanilla, courtesy of the Christmas Banners bundle. The words are actually shaped to curve the opposite way, but it wasn't too tricky to bend my photopolymer stamp the other way so that my banner curve reflected the contours of my Christmas tree.

I love the finished effect of the tree on this card - it's so sparkly in real life!

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 Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Many of the seasonal items used on today's card are currently on sale as part of the Last Chance Promotion- read yesterday's post for more information, however it is fair to say that since it went live at 11pm yesterday, products have been literally flying off the shelves, so expect to see lots of the product used on upcoming cards sold out by the time the blog post goes live - the joys of working ahead!

A tictactoe board offers so many creative possibilities - how does this week's board inspire you? Why not have a go? We would love to see you in the gallery and who knows - you might be selected for Designer's Choice and be eligible to be a guest designer on a future challenge. 

Enjoy your day; 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 (1) -

Dena Hughes
Dena HughesUnited States
12/4/2022 5:48:43 PM #

Gorgeous sparkle! Thank you for sharing at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

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