Saturday, November 19, 2011

Holiday Tree

Hello and happy weekend! I have had some requests to get some Christmas cards posted so here is one using my set, A Very Merry Christmas.  The sentiment is from Seasonal Greetings.

The GKD CSS design team have a blog hop this weekend, featuring cards inspired by this photo, so I decided to use it for inspiration for my card, too.

If you are looking for some great holiday inspiration,, be sure to check out the CSS blogs to see what they have come up with.  One randomly chosen commenter from all the blogs will win a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

 I stamped the tree using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copic marker, starting with R89.

 Added R24.

 For the greenery, I started with YG99.

Added YG97.

 Added YG95.

 Then filled in  with YG93.

 I added G28 to the holy leaves, then filled in the vase with E53.

 Added E35 to the vase.

 Then added a little shading with N5.

I used my Large Petite Oval Nestabilities to cut out the tree, then sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink while it was still in the die.

I layered with Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart and added a layer of Designer Paper from the Wishing You Joy StampTV kit. The card base is Pure Luxury Ivory and the sentiment is stamped on vellum and adhered with gold brads.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend!


froebelsternchen Susi said...


richardbreaks said...

Really pretty!!! Nice work.

Marie Gamber said...

Beautiful card, as always, Theresa!

Gladys R. said...

Love your card. This is one
of my favorite Christmas stamp
sets. I made a lot of my Christmas
cards last year with it.
Gladys R.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh T! What a gorgeous tree! Love how rich and deep your color is! Glad you "semi" joined us! :)

Nancy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love this set and I love how you colored it. Thanks for sharing!

sghay said...

Gorgeous, as usual. I love your tutorials..they really help me make my cards look better, so thank you so much.

SandyK said...

The card is lovely, and your tutorials are great. Thanks so much.

Debbie said...

I just love the way you make your designs come to life. Thank you for making my life easier with your stamps and tutorials. Happy Thanksgiving!