spruced up trees

Hello crafty friends. I’m still busy with Christmas cards – today’s uses the ‘spruced up’ set from Stampin’ Up! I’ve taken the layout from CAS Colours & Sketches, the colours from Hand Stamped Sentiments and the Christmas tree theme from The Card Concept

I started with the abstract background stamp from ‘artistically inked’, which I stamped using ‘soft succulent’.

I stamped one of the trees from ‘spruced up’ in ‘evening evergreen’, then cut it out with the co-ordinating die. What I hadn’t fully realised was that the die cuts the tree outline as well as the image – a nice two-for-one! I was originally just going to use the stamped tree, but decided to overlay the outline die cut as well, for dimension.

I used a ruler and my ‘evening evergreen’ Write marker to draw a narrow border around the card, then attached it to an A6 card blank. I added the sentiment in ‘evening evergreen’ and finished with a couple of stars to top the trees, cut from the ‘spruced up outlines’ dies.

This was a first outing for this set, but I expect you’ll be seeing it again over the coming weeks!

11 thoughts on “spruced up trees

  1. I love your card, Deborah. The background is super cool and the trees are awesome. It’s a really creative layout. Thanks so much for sharing your art in our challenge at The Card Concept. We always appreciate your participation and hope that you’ll join us again soon.
    Karen L, DT
    The Card Concept

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  2. Love this, Deb! So perfectly CAS, that wash background is just so pretty! Great use of the outline – I am loving this set, and haven’t used those outlines much yet – accumulating quite a few of them in my die folder, lol. Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!


  3. Really fun layout for your card, Deb! Just the right amount of each color and so nice and clean and simple! Thanks for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge

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  4. Hi Deb! Your card fit The Card Concept’s challenge perfectly! Oh my, such a great Christmas card. Simple, stylish, and great design! Thanks so much for joining us, and hope to see your lovely creations again!

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  5. I love these dies!! Great take on the sketch and I love the pop of red from the star amongst the green. Thanks for playing with us over at CAS Colours & Sketches!

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