Sunday, 11 October 2009

Wonderful Day Tree for SSHP02 Dress Up Those Trees Challenge

This card was made for the Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential SSHP02 Dress Up Those Trees challenge - the link will open in a new window. I saw the challenge after looking at Dawn's blog and seeing her fabulous card and I thought that was a perfect chance to play with my Penny Black 'Splendor' tree stamp.

Olive, berry and pink is one of my favourite colour combos but I haven't used it in a while. I use mainly SU! CS these days but I decided to use some of my neglected Bazzill stash for this card - CS, brads and ribbon. The textured Swiss Dotted CS is fab.

Square Nesties were used for the layers. The whole tree panel is popped up. The dotty scalloped strips were made using the Sizzix Scallops Decorative Strips die. Gorgeous, tiny, twinkly Hero Arts pink flower gems are what I dressed my tree up with. I love the different fonts on the sentiment - this is an individual Hero Arts clear stamp.

And here is a close up pic of the tree showing the flower gems:

I really enjoyed this challenge and am looking forward to checking out the other entries!

Stamps: Penny Black 'Splendor', sentiment Hero Arts clear stamp
CS: Bazzill Swiss Dotted Blissful CS, Bazzill Petunia CS, SU! Old Olive & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Old Olive & VersaFine Vintage Sepia
Tools: Square Nestabilities dies, Sizzix Scallops Decorative Strips die
Embellishments & accessories: Bazzill striped ribbon, Bazzill square brads, Hero Arts self adhesive flower gems, SU! Dimensionals



Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Ruth, this tree is so gorgeous!! I just adore those beautiful flower rhinestones!! I have a few of these and never thought to put them on my tree!!? So beautifully stated and love the sketch too!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Saturday Spotlight challenge this week!! We'd love to have you again!! HUGS

Holly said...

Your tree is just gorgeous! I love the colors you picked and the way you used the flower rhinestones was brilliant!

Terry Oulboub said...

Oh my, what a beautiful card you've created for this challenge! I love how you've put your colors together; they are coordinated so well and the cute flowers in the trees are perfect. What a beautiful card! Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog! You really did a beautiful job on your card! It IS a winner!

Cindy Haffner said...

Those trees are so pretty.

Maria Matter said...

very, very pretty! love the bling, just perfect!
blessings, Maria

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

B-eautiful!! Love your layout/colors and of course how you dressed up your tree! Wonderful creation! Thanks for sharing it with us at Saturday Spotlight!!!

Dawn B. said...

Well hello there Ruth...from across the sweet friend.. This is fantastic. I would have never thought of this.. I struggled with my bling..SO glad you came to play at Saturday Spotlight..come back again each week..hugs.

Jessica G. said...

This color combo is so elegant and those gems are the perfect touch of sparkle to dress up your tree! Thanks for playing along in this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge!!

Laura.K said...

Wow, what perfect colors. I love the flowers, they are so perfect.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful!! I love your colors, layout , and the flower bling in the tree!!

Crystal said...

This is gorgeous, wow love your colors and those added gems...BEAUTIFUL!