Thursday, October 27, 2011

d'VINE Christmas

I don't have Christmas stamps in my small collection so I had to improvise. These ideas usually come to me when I'm struggling to fall asleep. And then instead of trying to sleep I have to get up and execute!
The tree was created by stamping with the long vine stamp from GinaK Designs' "The Vine" (see link "Stamps I use" on the left hand menu for links). I then used the smallest and medium single vine leaves to stamp seperately. I shaded the 'tree' and individual leaves with Tim Holtz Pine Needles (same ink stamped with).
The trunk was created by taking a piece of brown Tim Holtz Distress cardstock and scoring it at 1/8" intervals. It was then 'sanded' with a nail file (emery board).
The individual leaves were then cut out and adhered with 3D foam to the tree.
The decorations I got from raiding my old beading boxes. The 'looped stars' I sewed to the tree by making a small hole with a piercer and then using silver thread and needle, looping the embellishment onto the car. The small red beads were just glued on by dropping them onto a small glob of liquid glue (Tombow).
Close-up:

The sentiment is from GinaK Designs "Fanciful Tags".

Card entry for:
Digi Doodle Anything Goes: http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/
Just for Fun: Found Object: http://jffchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/10/any-found-object.html
The Paper Shelter: anything Goes http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2011/10/challenge-37-anything-goes_26.html
ScrapBook Sisters: Anything Goes http://scrapbooksisters.blogspot.com/2011/10/card-challenge-number-58.html
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/10/simon-says-anything-goes.html

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card - very creative design.
    Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

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  2. A lovely card thank you for joining us at just for fun
    Von x

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  3. Fabulous image and lovely colour choice, love your card. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  4. Wonderful card love how you built the vine leaves up and then added the beads. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

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  5. What a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at Digi Doodle this week.xxx

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  6. I think this is beautiful!!!! I get ideas before I fall asleep too LOL, though I dont get up and execute them, looove what you did here!! thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best challenges this week, hugs, martina

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  7. Very beautiful and a wonderful idea to make the tree with individual leaves.

    xx

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  8. What a lovely card and such lovely colours chick :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamap challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

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  9. well when you are this creative you don't need many stamps ! love your clever card and how you used the stamp really inspiring.

    Marie

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  10. What a unique way to make a tree. So pretty. Love the dimension you achieved. Hugs, Linda

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  11. Oopps, I forgot to thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenges this week. Good luck.

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  12. fab work love the small beads

    Thanks for joining us @ The Paper Shelter xx

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  13. What a stunning card. Love how you created it. Thanks for sharing with us on JFF - Hugs, Neet x

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