Friday, 13 July 2012

Silver tree

Seasons Greetings!  Making Christmas cards when it's cool and raining just seems comfortable, you've just got to love the great British summer.
My contribution to this weeks sketch challenge on 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is quite basic, I didn't want to distract from the silver tree. The stamp is from a set called Madonna and Trees by Chocolate Baroque, the backing paper is also from them on a CD Rom called Seasons Greetings. I printed the backing paper from the disc on the usual settings but then printed another piece on the 'draft' setting to stamp the tree onto, draft gave me a matching background that didn't over shadow my stamp as it comes out much paler.
The tree is embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine and I'm pleased to say that it actually shows in the photo, I must have got the angle right this time.
I was told today that August is going to be hot, let's just wait and see shall we, wouldn't it be nice to have dry school holidays! Oh well, there's always plenty of crafting to be done whatever the weather!!!!

6 comments:

  1. JUst Gorgeous. FAbulous image. FAbulous colours.
    LOve it.
    Chrissyxx

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  2. Such a pretty card, love the background paper that you printed! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT.

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  3. Great card. Love the embossed tree.

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  4. This is beautiful Rocky, I'm very fond of blue Christmas cards and yours is a total winner. What a gorgeous tree image, I can see why you didn't want to distract from it and wanted it to shine! Very elegant and classy - thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous card with us at 52 CCT! Ruth x

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  5. Absolutely stunning as always, Rocky!!! Gorgeous tree image and I love the blue! Thanks for joining is at 52cct! :)

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  6. This is lovely - beautiful tree image. Thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

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