Friday 14 June 2013

Green Trees

     This weeks Christmas card was inspired by 52 Christmas Card Throwdown's challenge of using only greens and one neutral colour.
    I began by die cutting a Spellbinder tree from copy paper to use as a mask. The mask ( the bit with the tree shaped hole in it ) was put on gloss card and then I used Distress Inks Bundled Sage, Forest Moss and blending foam to create a vague brayer type effect of graduated greens. Once I was sure this was completely dry I used the tree shape mask to cover the coloured bit and stamped in Archival Ink Olive with a Chocolate Baroque stamp from the Madonna and Trees set. This gives the appearance of the scroll tree being behind the fir tree, I then stamped again without the mask so I now had a scroll tree in front as well.
    The greeting is also on gloss card that has been coloured with Bundled Sage while the die was still on it so I got a small white edge. The greeting was stamped in the same Olive ink as the scroll trees and mounted on foam pads.

    The Archival Ink takes a while to dry so I then set about finding a star to put in the top corner, this also came from a Chocolate Baroque set and was stamped in Olive green. I have stuck a small green gem in the middle of the star to add some 'twinkle'.
    The gloss card was then mounted on a white card that has had its edge coloured with Forest Moss so that it tones with the rest of the card.
    CraftyHazelnut's challenge is to use die cuts, this may only have one stuck on it but they were most definitely used to make the card. Using the dies as masks is another way of getting your full value out of a considered purchase, just what every crafter likes to do!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Shades of green


  1. Love all the green - elegant card - thanks for sharing for my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. This is SO fabulous! LOVE the use of masking to create this gorgeous scene! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  3. Fab masking Rocky and a wonderful Christmas tree card! Love the twinkly star - what a sweet touch!
    So nice to have you with us at 52 {C}CT again, see you next week I hope! Ruth x

  4. Beautiful (and technical) stamping! Thanks for sharing your shades of green card with us at 52 CCT

    Louise xx


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