Saturday, 29 October 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge #31 - Tree Trio Merry Christmas Card

Oooh, what a lovely sketch to work with for this week's Simply Stampin Challenge!

I used the Pennant Parade set to make a Christmas card - I love the pot and Christmas tree in that set!    I started out by cutting a piece of Holly Berry Bouquet paper to go on the front of my Wild Wasabi panel.  To make the scalloped edge I punched out Real Red circles with the 3/4" circle punch and glued them behind the patterned paper.  I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink and embossed it with Wild Wasabi embossing powder.  Before gluing the Wasabi panel to the front of the Chocolate Chip card base I added some Real Red grosgrain ribbon.

I stamped three pots in Real Red ink and then went over the trunks with an Early Espresso marker.  I stamped three trees with VersaMark ink, embossed each one with Wild Wasabi embossing powder, coloured the garlands with a Daffodil Delight marker and punched them out.  I stamped three Real Red stars for the tops of my trees and glued two tress flat to the Very Vanilla panel but I popped the centre tree up with Dimensionals.   To finish off the front, I added a rhinestone to each star and added a row of rhinestones under the 'Merry Christmas'.

For inside the card I cut a piece of Wild Wasabi CS at an angle, cut a notch with the 3/4" circle punch and glued it to the card base just at the sides and bottom in order to form a pocket.  I plan to put money or a gift card inside the pocket as a Christmas gift.  Using the gorgeous Holly Berry Bouquet glittered stripy paper I added a contrasting strip and punched a tree.  I cut a piece of Choc Chip CS for a trunk and popped the tree up.  I cut a Very Vanilla message panel to insert into the pocket, rounded the corners, added the 'just for you' and a round tab.  Couldn't resist putting more bling inside - on the tab and 'just for you' elements!  I punched a circle out of a piece of Holly Berry Bouquet paper, matted that onto plain and scalloped punched circles and I popped that up over a strips of paper and CS on the front of the envelope.

I hope you'll join in with this week's Simply Stampin' challenge, this really is such a nice sketch to work with.  It would work really well rotated too!

Stamps: SU! Pennant Parade, Season of Joy & Just Believe sets
CS: SU! Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Real Red & Very Vanilla
Patterned paper: SU! Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty DSP
Ink: SU! Real Red & Wild Wasabi ink pads, SU! Daffodil Delight & Early Espresso markers, VersaMark
Tools: various SU! circle punches, SU! Word Window, Modern Label, Corner Rounder & Round Tab punches, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Real Red grosgrain ribbon, SU! Wild Wasabi Stampin' Emboss Powder, SU! Basic Rhinestones, SU! Dimensionals



Jacqueline said...

Fabulous card Ruth - I love that set too, it's on my wish list along with everything else in the catalogue! Have a lovely weekend - Jacqueline xx

kelly said...

Oh Ruth you're making me want to buy this set now!!
Kelly xx

Michelle said...

Great card, I love the colours Ruth and that sketch looks fab. Love the inside too xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Ruth ... love the layout and the colour combination.
Love Debbie x

Margaret said...

So pretty! I love the embossed trees and the dimension on the front tree. Very creative scallop border as well!