Thursday, November 6, 2014

O Christmas Trees


Seeing how many Christmas cards I already have made is encouraging, but knowing how many more I'd like to send is a little daunting! So I'm challenging myself to come up with some quick, but still interesting, designs!  I love how this turned out!  I noticed the long triangle border in Lots of Letters 2 set flipped would make a perfect row of graphic trees! I stamped it in GKD Christmas Pine ink directly on a piece of aqua patterned paper from the GKD Winter Cheer paper pack (always love using blue patterned papers for sky! Linking it now I am remind there is aqua snowflake pattern in that pack that would be even more appropriate.  But I like the funkiness of this weave, actually, unexpected!) ) and free cut a very gentle curve on a piece of GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock to mount in front for snow bank.  I stamped on the star, also from Lots of Letters 2, and then added my greeting and 2 step holly bits, both from my new Fabulous Holiday Fillers set.  Card Base is GKD Pure Luxury Cherry Red to match.  

TIP:  You could add more stars to the trees , but to *me*, one is usually more interesting than adding them to all, makes that one extra special.  I offset it rather than stamping it in the middle, to move your eye around the card.

I love little "aha!" moments like this!  That's one reason I love shape stamps so much, and include them in so many of my sets.  So many uses!  I was actually trying to come up with something new for my next video, but this one is so simple, I'm just posting the card and details, no demo necessary, I don't think!  But thank you for pushing me to think outside the box! I love trying to surprise and inspire you all, dear readers!

Tip 2! f you want to incorporate the letters from that set onto this card design somehow, there are 6 trees, perfect for spelling out  "HO HO HO". :)
 


Have a fabulous day!

7 comments:

Becky said...

Very nice. You could also use the star in the Fabulous Holiday Fillers set.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! This is stunning and so cool! Love the pattern paper for the sky and you managed to create a quick and really awesome snow scene. Sure is an inspiration to me!

Nana Griffin said...

Love what you did using an older set and showing us a cool way to use that shape other than the original way. A very nice and quick card idea.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Another fabulous design! I love how thinking about sets differently gives so many great designs! How inspiring!

Lagene said...

WOW! I love it!

Lorraine Purcell said...

Great card! So inventive to use the upside down triangles right side up! I get so many ideas on how to expand my creativity and my stamp sets for your website.

Anna Jernigan said...

EEK! I love your great "out of the box" ideas.
I would not have put that "tree" idea together, in a million years, but look how clever you are!
You are amazing Melanie.
Love your stamp sets, so versatile.
Thanks for the tutorials, videos, and sharing your amazing creativity. You Rock!!!