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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Christmas Card Club - Lovely as a Tree




Lovely as a Tree is a very popular stamp set and has been in the Stampin' Up!  catalogue for some years now.  I've used it here to reproduce a card very similar to one made by my downline Yeeting who is a very talented young lady.  The card is my contribution for this fortnight's Christmas Card Club challenge.  Our theme, set by yours truly, is to make a clean and simple card with just one layer.  I thought it was a good idea at the time when I added it to our list of challenges back in January.  This is also in Crafty Hazelnut's Anything Goes Christmas Challenge.

Quite simply I've stamped the trees in early espresso and then partially inked my stamp with craft whisper white ink and used the stamp-a-ma-jig to position directly onto the original image.  I've used a sponge to add some 'snow' again with the craft ink and then stamped in real red a simple sentiment which is underlined with some simple paper piercing.  Some doodle lines especially for my friends at scrapbook crop and something that you sadly can't see is the shimmer over the whole card which is achieved with shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol and water in a spritzer bottle.  I also added some more snow to branches with a gel pen. 

At least it will be cheap to post!

Enjoy your long weekend.

Zx

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. Love the lines you doodled around the perimeter of your card...the image is lovely and the pop of red for the sentiment is great!

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  2. I think this is lovely Zoe, love the doodle lines! X

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  3. Great card Zoe. I went for trees too but I think I went for too clean and simple!! Have a good day. Christine x

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  4. Beautiful design Zoe, must have a look at these trees in the catalogue! Hugs x

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  5. Hi Zoe
    Fabulous card... Love this stanp set... Very versatile....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  6. Fabulous card Zoe, love the image and your doodling. Carol x

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  7. Love the way you've stamped the tree twice and the sponged snow - very attractive CAS card. Thanks for a lovely CCC challenge x

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  8. Beautiful stamping and a beautiful card Zoe! Ty for the callege I enjoyed it very much and will be making more CAS and OLC cards Karen x

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  9. Beautiful card Zoe really pretty stamp set huggles Sue xxx

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  10. WOW! This is what a professionally one-layer card looks like! So so beautiful. I still have a lot to learn abou CAS. lol.
    Hope you had a grand weekend and thanks for this challenge.
    xxx Asha

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  11. Love the card Zoe....sorry I gave in with the ribbon ..I never know when to step back from the card!....loved the challenge.
    See you at Lincoln....hugs xxxx

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  12. WOW WOW WOW!!! beautiful :) so glad you linked up with CHNC Extra this month
    Rose GD

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  13. I tried the website with a view to purchasing, but it is very unresponsive,

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