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!