Thursday, July 15, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

Wow - two cards in one day, with a refreshing swim in the pool in between!  I really feel accomplished!

This holiday card fits into three challenges:
On top of that, I was completely inspired by this lovely table runner sold by Terry's Village.  I tried to copy the photo of it so I could present it to you here, but it wouldn't let me.  I'm sure someone with better computer skills could make it work.  :) 

First I gold-embossed my "star"(a snowflake from the Serene Snowflakes set) for the top of the tree.  Then a slim strip of Close to Cocoa became the tree trunk.  My branches are from the Extra Large Bird Punch (so glad I bought that) on Mellow Moss and ivory cardstock.  I glued down those branches with a Zig 2-Way Glue Pen. 

That's it!  It took a while to punch and glue, but otherwise it's a pretty uncomplicated card.

Hope you've been inspired to get that Bird punch out and try something new.
Thanks for joining me.  :)

Happy Stamping,

Stamps:  Serene Snowflakes (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Close to Cocoa, ivory
Ink:  Versamark
Punches:  Extra Large Bird
Other:  gold embossing powder, heat gun, Zig 2-Way Glue Pen


Andrea Ewen said...

Love it, now you just have to make 100 more and you'll be set for Christmas!

Nicole said...

Very pretty Christmas card! Crisp and clean - love it! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Colleen! You definitely captured that table runner beautifully! You have a true knack for figuring out how to translate everyday items into lovely card designs. I just love that! And I love seeing the originals that inspired you. And look at you go on those challenges. Great colors and awesome use of your official Punchkateer punchez. RYPH!!!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is so pretty!

Thanks for joining us in this week's Stamp Simply "Christmas in July" challenge!

Debbie said...

This is absolutely one of the most clever things I have ever seen! I would never have thought to use that punch to make a tree out of it! Thanks for the inspiration from your lovely CAS yet elegant design!! So glad you shared it with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Anonymous said...

Oh this is wonderful! So elegant, and I really love the way you made the tree from the leaves of the bird punch. They look fabulous! I love that punch too - it's so versatile.

Lisa said...

Way to use those punches! So clever and so pretty! Thanks so much for playing in the Tea Room this week!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a super cool use for that punch! Love the tree you created and love the embossed star. Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room.

Bonnie said...

What a creative use for that wonderful punch! Thanks for the great instructions and inspiration.

Emma and Susan said...

Great card, great use of a punch. Thanks for joining us at CCT this week.
Love Susan

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