Thursday, 13 November 2008

Christmassy tree

I’m loving the masked moon behind this gorgeous tree. I got the idea from one of my downlines, Tracey, at the Papercraft Show in Derby and I’m afraid I’ve been exploiting it ever since!

What's so great about the Lovely as a Tree stamp set is that it's so versatile. You can use it all year round for birthdays, thank yous, etc - even those difficult cards for men! - and then wheel it out again in December for elegant Christmas cards. 

This is a really simple card which I demoed at a workshop earlier this week. Again, it uses the masking technique.

To create the moon, use any reasonably large (1” or more) circle punch to punch out a sticky note, then stick it to your cardstock. Using sponge daubers, chalk around the circle to create a night sky. You only need to chalk halfway down your piece of cardstock.

Then remove your circular mask to reveal the moon. Stamp your tree on top using Night of Navy ink and you’re almost done.

To make it more Christmassy, use a glue pen at various points on the branches and add some glitter.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Cardstock: Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels®, Sponge Daubers, 1 ¼” circle punch, Stampin’ Glitter

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  1. Gorgeous. Love the colors and the image is so peaceful and beautiful.

  2. Beautiful! I've just broken down and ordered Lovely as a Tree. CC

  3. Beautiful! You have given me inspiration for using my lovely as a tree set. Thank you, sweetie!


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