Friday, 3 October 2014

Row Of Trees Kickstand Card - Merry Monday #128 Challenge

I was so happy to play along with the Merry Monday challenge #128 this week as it gave me an opportunity to use a dotty/stripes paper pad I bought months ago but hadn't used!  My SU! Tree punch got it's first outing too!


The challenge calls for stripes, polka dots or both to be used on a Christmas card.  Once I'd chosen the papers I decided to make a kickstand card with a row of trees.  I cut almost 2" off the bottom of the A6 sized card, glued a panel of white CS on the inside of the card and adhered the trees at the bottom.  I'd glued the paper trees on top of CS trees and for extra strength I punched more CS trees and glued them at the back so the row of trees kickstand is very robust.  I adhered a strip of large polka dot paper and added the ribbon tied in a knot.  I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark on Real Red CS, heat embossed with white powder, cut it out with a label die and glued the label to the card.  To complete the card front I topped each tree with a sparkly punched star.

Here's the inside and the envelope.

Stamps: 'Merry Christmas' from Inkylicious 'Santa Sleigh' set, inside sentiment from Hero Arts 'Very Merry Christmas' set
CS: SU! Real Red, Old Olive & Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer Paper

Patterned paper: Simple Stories 'Snap Colour Vibe' 6" x 6" pad
Ink: VersaMark, SU! Real Red
Tools: SU! Tree punch, star punch from SU! Merry Minis punch pack, Spellbinder's 'Labels Trio' die, heat tool
Embellishments & accessories: white embossing powder, SU! Real Red Satin Woven ribbon

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Marcia HIll said...

LOVE this! Never heard of a kickstand card, but totally love it! Your papers are just perfect for this challenge too. It's CAS but still really packs a punch! Well done! :0)

Jessi Fogan said...

OMG, the tree edge is brilliant and gorgeous! What a clever idea!

Katie Melhus said...

This is so clever and fun and beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Debbie Henderson said...

This card is so clever. It caught my eye in the gallery! Great job! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Susan Joyce said...

Your card is fabulous Ruth, I love the Kickstand element. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week.