Wednesday, 16 December 2009

CAS Warm Wishes Tree Card

Monday's CAS challenge on Splitcoast Stampers was to use a curve on your card. I absolutely love the curve you get if you use the negative shape from the Sizzix 'Swirly' Decorative Strip die so that's what I used for my snowy hill.

The card measures 4 3/4" square and was made with Kraft CS. My fabulous SU! demo Joanne showed us how to make a tree using the SU! Scallop Circle punch at our November Make and Take evening. You punch the scallop circle, make a pencil mark in the centre and then cut out 2 scallops, followed by 3 and 4 scallops which then leaves you with 5 scallops. Here's a pic of a scallop circle after the 2 and 3 scallops have been cut out so you can see what I mean!

My tree trunk was made with a piece of Creamy Caramel CS that had been stamped with a woodgrain stamp - I happened to find it in my scrap folder, yay! I then sponged Old Olive ink on all the tree parts and glued them together. I then covered the top of the tree with a small punched star. If you weren't going to cover the top of the tree, you may want to round the top a bit to avoid it looking too pointy.

To finish off, I stamped the sentiment in SU! Whisper White craft ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. A sweet and simple card.

Stamps: Sentiment by Hero Arts
CS: SU! Kraft, Whisper White, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel & Real Red
Ink: SU! Whisper White Craft ink, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel
Tools: Sizzix 'Swirly' Decorative Strip die, SU! Scallop Circle punch, Woodware star punch
Embellishments & accessories: Stamp 'n Stuff White embossing powder



sartassa said...

omg I absolutely love the snowy hill swirl ;)

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

What a beautiful yet simpple card, I love it!

Dawn B. said...

This soooo cute Ruth.. I love the snow. It is perfect. Your tree is the best. I wish I had seen it before.. I needed a tree for a challenge.. You have an awesome demo...Have a Merry Christmas.