Sunday, November 21, 2010

Inspired by Glass Trees

Hello everyone.  I hope you've had a great weekend.  I am exhausted from a busy weekend at work (imagine working at a grocery store, several days before our Thanksgiving!).  I managed to make a quick card yesterday morning, inspired by these glass trees available at grandinroad.com:

These modern trees reminded me right away of the Stampin' Up! set, Patterned Pines.
And using the color palette from The Play Date Cafe....


....here is the simple card I came up with:


I used SU markers in Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise; Old Olive, Always Artichoke; Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler.  With each tree, I first colored the image in the lighter of the two hues, then stroked on a darker marker.  Unfortunately, it's not all that noticeable.  :(
I was trying to be creative.

Luckily, I had matching rhinestone colors and coordinated them on the trees.
The ribbon is new to me, an Old Olive stripe from SU's Clearance Rack.  And the embossing folder is also new to me, from Sizzix, called Powdered Sugar (huh?). 


I'm also entering at Etsyinspired Challenge, which features Queen of Tarts Cake Shop as their inspiration this time 'round.  I chose this photo here, which features the colors of my card:


And also at Really Reasonable Ribbon's challenge blog, where the theme is Christmas with a ribbon.

Thanks so much for coming over.  I always appreciate your visit!

Happy Stamping,
Colleen

Stamps:  Patterned Pines by SU
Paper:  DCWV textured red cardstock, white by PTI
Other:  ribbon from SU, dimensionals, scalloped rectangle die from Spellbinders, SU markers (colors listed in paragraphs above), Stampamajig, Big Shot, Powdered Sugar embossing folder from Sizzix

15 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so cute, love your trees

Emily Keaton said...

I love how you captured these lovely glass trees, Colleen! Everything you did is PERFECT for your challenges. So glad you got to use some of your new SU clearance goodies :) I am eager to play in the EIC challenge this week, too. Those cookies look wonderful!

Marisa said...

Great take on the insp. pieces! Love the colourful trees :)

SmilynStef said...

Love the embossed background and those fabulous trees ... wonderful Etsy Inspired design.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very cool christmas tree card, you should join us at the Pixie Dust Paperie November challenge, it is all about christmas tree! (www.pixiedustpaperie.blogspot.com)

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely holiday card, wonderful take on this weeks colors. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness! This is lovely! I always love your inspirations! Don't you love it when you have the right color rhinestones. You were lucky to hit all three. I usually have something where I am missing a color or the color is just off! Again another stunner! I love this embossing folder too!

Benzi said...

If you read my comment on SCS for this card, you know I LOVE it. My oldest son would be all over these modern trees...and real ones that look just like them.

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Suzanne C said...

Sweet card. Love your inspiration photos. Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC.

Debgem said...

Some of my favourite Christmas things are baubles, snowflakes, snowmen and trees!! Your card is just wonderful - clean, simple and great fun!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! Great combo of challenges:) LOVE all your inspiration and how you made those trees in the middle of the card! LOVE that ribbon too:) Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC!! We appreciate and love our players:}

And thanks for playing along with us over at EIC too!

Virginia L. said...

Stunning card! Love how you used the color combo!!Thanks so much for playing Etsy Inspired Challenge!

Emily Branch said...

This card is SUPER SUPER SUPER cute!! I love love love the colors, stamps and embossing!! Thanks for playing EIC this week!!

Marilyn said...

I just found your site (googled glass tree) and love the card!! It has inspired me to make a similar quilted wall hanging! Thanks. You are so talented.

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