Thursday, 16 July 2009

Time for a Tree

I love, love, LOVE this card! Oops, shouldn’t say that about my own cards, should I? Oh well, if I don’t, who will?

The sample is flawed as the snowflake stamp had – gasp! – been put away dirty. As you can see, I’m a right-to-left stamper – I’m not Chinese so this must be due to being left-handed.

The background images are from Happy Winter – a fab little set that is such a bargain and will make you really cute Christmas cards. But the star of the show on this card is the Time for a Tree wheel. It’s wheeled in black and then coloured in with markers and blender pens. I started with Bashful Blue and Real Red and then wasn’t sure what to add – I have to credit my Mum with the idea to use Always Artichoke (“dark green” in her language). It was an inspired idea and I don’t know who was more surprised – her or me! (She can bake and she can sew – but she shuns papercrafts.)

Stamps: Time for a Tree wheel, Happy Winter
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Paper: Patterns - Bashful Blue
Ink: Basic Black cartridge, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Red gingham ribbon, Stampin’ Write markers, Blender pens

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  1. You can so say you love this card -it brilliant. I love the speckled snow at the top of the card and the wheel looks great coloured :D

  2. I agree. This card is fab Helen. I think this maybe one I will invest in quite soon!
    Debbie x

  3. what a lovely idea for a christmas card!

  4. Of course you can say you love this card! What's not to love? Another FAB Christmas one I'll be casing. Well done to your Mum for the colour suggestion. I really like the torn paper at the bottom - it looks like a snow bank...well at least the snow banks we get over here! CC

  5. Indeed it is a lovely card, clean and simple like all of your cards Helen, and you are allowed to love your own ya know! Hugs always!


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