Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Really cool Christmas tree card



I LOVE this card – I demoed it at my Autumn/Winter catalogue launch and will be demoing it at parties for anyone who couldn’t make it to the launch, simply because it’s so fab.

It wasn’t my idea of course – I couldn’t come up with anything this cool. I found it somewhere on the web and traced it back to the blog of Melissa Stout, who rather handily has posted a video tutorial here.

For the swirly “sweet”, Melissa used a set called Sweets for the Sweet, a set we won’t have until 1st October, so I used Trendy Trees (which is retiring) instead.

You can change it up however you liked – I made one using Festival of Prints paper stack, and another using Snow Festival DSP. I used green cardstock to create my scalloped strips, while Melissa used Whisper White. My downline and friend, Donna, used new Champagne Glimmer Paper on her version for a really blingy touch! 

SNOW FESTIVAL VERSION (above)
Stamps: Scentsational Season, Trendy Trees (retiring)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Gumball Green, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Summer Starfruit, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Square punch, Perfect Pennants Bigz die, Holiday framelits, scallop edge punch, dotted scallop ribbon border

FESTIVAL OF PRINTS VERSION (left)
Stamps: Scentsational Season, Trendy Trees (retiring)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso, Summer Starfruit, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Square punch, Perfect Pennants Bigz die, Holiday framelits, scallop edge punch, dotted scallop ribbon border


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2 comments:

  1. I love this one too and I am definitely going to do a variation of this theme.

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  2. These are so sweet and fun! Love the tree shape and the mixture of patterned papers!

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