Sunday 27 July 2014

Trees, trees, trees ...

It was Sylvie's turn to choose the topic for the Christmas Card Club this fortnight and she wants to see trees. I have to confess that I meant my card to be up soon after midnight, but it wasn't to be. What I tried just didn't work and it didn't look any better in the cool light of day this morning.

We went to church this morning for the first time for five weeks (we were away for one Sunday and then I was ill) and we then had lunch out, so, after we got home, I got started on making another card. The background for this is a free background for iPads on the internet - I took out the trees that would have been behind the embossed one that I added because it wouldn't have shown up properly. I also changed the colour to be more green, but there is still a bluey tinge that I like.

I used a piece of white spotted vellum to emboss using the Cuttlebug Christmas tree embossing folder which I then brushed with bundled sage distress ink. The two smaller Christmas trees in the corner were die cut using the same spotty patterned vellum using two of the Die'sire spruce trees dies. Brads and gems added and the sentiment circle.

The card has a bit more dimension than can be seen on the photo.

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges week 35: anything goes
My perfect life festive 48 week 29
Sparkles Christmas 42: a winter's scene
Twisted Tuesday 81: a Christmas forest in July
Sentimental Sundays 217: Christmas in July
Hiding in my craft room 159: Christmas in July
Little red wagon 247: Christmas in July
Aud sentiments 111: Christmas in July
Craft your passion 223: Christmas in July
Craftin desert divas 36: Christmas in July
City crafter 221: Christmas in July
Clear it out: Christmas in July
Crafting for all seasons 82: Christmas in July
Bloggers challenge: Christmas in July
That's crafty: Christmas
DL.ART thankful Thursday 137: Christmas in July
Digi choosday 29: xmas in July
Die cutttin' divas 175: Christmas in July (used two Die'sire spruce trees dies)
ABC Christmas: O is for obscured (some of the picture underneath is obscured by the embossed vellum and the smaller die cut vellum trees)
Paper make up digi make over 150: die cuts/punches
The sisterhood of crafters: die cuts and/or punches
Dare to be sassy 239: it's all the same
Creatalicious 65: monochrome
Catered crop: vellum
Paper pretties 320: pink/green
Pile it on 30: embossing
Simon says Wednesday: emboss it
Deep ocean 82: lots of layers
A song in your He{ART} 12: when you wish upon a star
613 avenue 82: anything goes + option: use a sentiment
Creative fingers 44: anything goes
Penny's 187: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 67