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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5 comments:

  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

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

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  3. what a lovely idea for a christmas card!

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  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

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  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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