Friday 19 June 2015

Sparkling Tree

     With only 188 sleeps to go maybe now is the time to start making Christmas cards if you haven't already. Come and join us at CASE-ing Christmas, we have lots of inspiration for you, each week we have a card to CASE so there's always something to spark your imagination.

     This week we have a lone tree from Ellen to get us started, you may find something else in her card to start you off but I went for the tree because I love this stamp. This tree is from the same set as the row of trees I used on Monday's post, it's by Creative Expressions.
     I have embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Black Sparkle on white pearlescent card, then die cut with Spellbinder Mega Rectangles. It is finished off with a gold star brad (thanks Ruth) to add my dash of colour so I can enter 52 Christmas Card Throwdown again this week.
     The next layer is plain black card, with the final layer being white card that has been edged with Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Crystal Sparkle embossing powder, just covering the edge that is seen gives me a glitter card layer.
     The card base is cut from black card placing the fold just below the cutting edge of the largest die, that way my card has the same shape as the top layers. It is folded to form an easel.
     I have put a small white shape inside to be written on, it is hidden when the card stands.
     To hold the easel I have used the smallest die to cut a black shape and stamped and embossed with white powder.
     The greeting label is mounted on foam pads so it holds back the picture layer when being displayed. The tree is on foam pads on the black layer and that is again on foam pads on the white glitter layer.
     I have added a couple of gold star swirls to the front corners just to tie in the colours.
     Please come and join us at CASE-ing Christmas, we would love to see your creations.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Colours  Black/White and One Other


  1. Beautiful CASE of Ellen's card Rocky! Love the sparkle!

  2. What a great easel card! Thanks for joining us a second time this week at 52CCT! :)

  3. Beautiful! I love the easel card - do very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  4. Great shaped easel card and lovely tree . Thanks for sharing with Christmas Card Challenges .

  5. Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 61 with your lovely crafting, Hazel , Glory of Christmas DT x

  6. This is FABULOUS, Rocky! I LOVE the black and white--it's so elegant! Wonderful as a shaped easel, too! HUGS, friend! :) Mynn xx

  7. What a stylish and elegant Christmas card and I love the easel design.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.
    Carol x

  8. Beautiful easel card Rocky. I love sll the gorgeous layers. Have a great day.

  9. Terrific cards ~ I love the sky and how you colored it in! You're easel card in black and gold is stunning too!


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