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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Christmas Card Club - Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree




Don't you find that time flies even quicker in the early months of the year!  I can't believe that already we are half way through February and it also is time for another Christmas Card Club challenge this time from Mary .  Snow covered trees is what she challenged us with and of course I instantly reached for my trusty Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  On kraft card stock I stamped the tall pine in black Staz On ink and then set an aperture over it.  A little 'smudging' and some defined snow flake stamps from Holiday Home set (AW 2014 catalogue) and some snow made with the white gel pen finished off the pine.

I've embossed in clear a few trees from the long winter scene tree stamp and again added snow with the gel pen.  My sentiment is stamped in Staz On too, onto vellum card stock and adhered to the matting layer with 3 mini brads.  I also softened the edges of the base and matting layers and very gently around the oval aperture using a sponge dauber and crumb cake ink. I wasn't really sure if I liked it, but it's growing on me.

Time this week will whizz with Olivia & Charlie on half term.  O's prom dress shopping with a girlfriend and me and C will be watching movies, eating popcorn and the inevitable spring clean of his room! Oh joy.

Have a great Sunday.
Zx

22 comments:

  1. The aperture sets off the tree really well Zoe. Great card for Mary's challenge. Enjoy half term. Christine xx

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  2. What a beautiful card Zoe. A great idea for posting at Christmas too. I must try it on craft card. Is it SU card by any chance. Enjoy your week. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Hi Rita, you guessed it, it is Stampin' Up! Kraft card stock comes in packs of 12 x 12. Thanks for your kind comments. Zx

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  4. A beautifully designed card Zoe with that gorgeous snowy tree taking centre stage.
    Lorraine

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    1. Thanks Lorraine. It's very striking that pine isn't it!

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  5. thats a great design Zoe...loving the different size trees...just loving the effect on the kraft card....xxxxx

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    1. The kraft card is a must Margaret. Is really gives a different feel to projects. Thanks for your kind words.

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  6. Love your cut out design. Really shows the single tree off to perfection. lov ethe colours you have chosen too. Hugs Mrs A.

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  7. Love that tree zoe.. I nearly used it... Stunning card...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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    1. Seems it was on several folks minds Sylvie. Thanks for visiting. Zx

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  8. Zoe, I nearly reached for this SU set as well. It's lovely to see what you've created using the set to interpret the Snowy Trees theme, and it's beautiful shining out from the oval die cut. Like the way you've placed additional trees on the lower corner and the snowy effects are just beautiful. TFS & Hugs

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    1. It is a fab set and survives the test of time in the SU catalogue. Thanks for a lovely challenge and for your kind comment.

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  9. Love this Zoe...that single tree looks fabulous and your little cluster of trees in the corner finishes the card perfectly. Carol x

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    1. Thanks Carol. I'm glad you like the small trees, just felt it was too empty without anything. Zx

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  10. Stunning, quite simply stunning Zoe - I always forget to stamp on Kraft card although I use it a lot so will try to remember to play with my tree stamps soon Karen x

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    1. Kraft is definitely worth a try and I'm the same I forget about it and saw something on Pinterest that made me try. Thanks for your lovely comment.

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  11. I think it is lovely. The stamp is great and your design is so pretty.The aperture looks great too!

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