Trees are the optional theme for Christmas At Sweet Stampin' this month. I dug a few things from my stash and began to play around with various trees, settling on a traditional looking Christmas tree.
Inkylicious have a rather nice splatter plate but as I wanted to make smaller cards for posting I managed to get their newer Mini Splatter, great for a 5 inch square.
Using Distress Oxides Jeans & Spruce I made the background by inking up the plate, then spritzing it with a little water containing pearl mica powder, before stamping it onto my card base.
Using a Lavinia Christmas tree I stamped it with Versafine Olympia Green.
I wanted to use a red pearl card to cut the word Christmas but I couldn't find any, so I made my own. Using the small spritz bottle of water with pearl mice added I sprayed my red card very lightly.
Once dry I cut the word with a Tim Holtz die but as it's rather thin I left it in the die, dabbed the glue on the back of the card and then placed it on the background and gently poked it out of the die. I found this much easier than fighting with it, I also did this with the word Merry, it made sure the spacing was perfect as well.
This card was so easy to make I decided with time running out that I would batch make, creating my own background means they are not all the same.
Please pop over to Christmas At Sweet Stampin' to see all the DT inspiration, then come and join us with your project.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas
Unicorn - Christmas/Winter
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas/Winter
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas