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).

The sentiment is from GinaK Designs "Fanciful Tags".

Card entry for:
Digi Doodle Anything Goes:
Just for Fun: Found Object:
The Paper Shelter: anything Goes
ScrapBook Sisters: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes


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

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

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

  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

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

  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

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


  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

  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.


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

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

  12. fab work love the small beads

    Thanks for joining us @ The Paper Shelter xx

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


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