Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree......

Christmas Trees are our theme for this week's challenge on I Love Promarkers and our prize sponsor is Stampeezee.

I created my card using these stamps

They are by Judith and when I saw them I thought they were a brilliant idea. You start by stamping the bare tree, then choose the leaves you want, or any of the peg stamps with which to dress the branches.  I  selected the pine needles, candy cane, candle, bow and light bulb stamps, although I do have quite a few others. 

After stamping the bare tree using Memento Rich Cocoa ink, I used the pine needles stamp and Cottage Ivy ink to add foliage to the branches.  I then stamped a number of candy canes, candles, bows and light bulbs on white card, coloured with Promarkers and cut them all out before attaching randomly over the tree.  The bowl the tree stands in was stamped with Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Promarkers.

The sentiment stamp was from a £1 box at the Sincerely Yours Craft Show in Taunton last sunday.   I stamped and embossed in white on to the red layer and cut a silver star for the top of the tree using a nestie die.  Finally I added Glossy Accents on the lightbulbs, candles and candy canes.

It was quite time-consuming, but I am pleased with the final result.

Thanks so much for dropping by today, I hope you've enjoyed your visit.


Sally said...

What a great result from those stamps. Really really like this card.
Hugs Sally xxx

Junie said...

Hey Wynneth !!!! hoping you are well my friend !!!! WOW what a clever card !!! the outcome is STUNNING !!!!

Katiejane said...

This is such a fresh looking card, I love the star on top -it really gives the tree the festive edge. Those stamps are great.
Have a lovely day.
Katie x

Jayne Hayward said...

What a brilliant idea to use different stamps to create what could be one stamp. What a bargain your sentiment was too.

Jayne xx

Kathyk said...

Another fab card from you missus - I love your sentiment and layering but your decorated tree is a veritable TRIUMPH matey and makes mine look complete PANTS!!! (she says enviously!) - LOVE IT


Katiejane said...

Enjoy the mag Wynneth and I have to say, isn't Deramores great? Very addictive, but great!
Katie x

Deb said...

oh wow, I love your tree, it looks amazing!
have a great day, Debxx

creativchen said...

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Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
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Annie said...

ooo what a clever girl! love the simple design but with so much detail too - gorgeous!
hugs, annie x

Fluffles said...

Another great stamp & a beautiful card. Jx