Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree - Papercraft Star

This week at Papercraft Star, the challenge is to include a tree somewhere on your project. We have also provided this lovely inspiration photo that is always use if you choose.

I just love Christmas but I have to say it seems to be getting here too quickly! This year has flown by!! For the challenge this week, I created a Christmas card. I am always inspired by multi-media projects on canvases or in art journals, so that was some of my inspiration for this card.

I used the Text Writing Backgrounds CMS digital sheet from The House Across The Bay to create my Christmas tree. First I sprayed it with Spanish Moss and Wheatfields glimmer mist to give the image a green and shimmery look, once dry I punched 4 Scallop circles, inked the edges with walnut stain and cut them apart. Layer them up, fluff your scallops and voila, a tree! 

I typed my sentiment out on my vintage typewriter, cut them out, inked them and added an outline. The snowy hills were created from a label that I cut out on my Silhouette, cut apart, inked with tea dye distress ink and covered with frost white all purpose ink for shimmer. I am pleased with the way it turned out, and I think it definitely has a similar feeling to a mixed-media piece. 

I had some leftover inspiration, so here is an additional card for you.....

I hope you will leave a comment or any questions you may have below! Stop by the Papercraft Star blog and play along with us! Link up your projects by 6:00am EST Monday December 13th for your chance to win! Also, every Tuesday on the PCS blog we give a free digital image from THATB!

Thank you for stopping by!

Punched Tree Card Supplies:
THATB: Text Writing Backgrounds CMS 141
Card Stock: White Printer card stock by Georgia Pacific, cream - unknown, and Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up!
Pattern Paper: Signature Christmas by My Minds Eye
Ink: Frost White all purpose ink by Fantastix, Walnut Stain & Tea Dye distress inks by Ranger, Pure Black Millennium pen (MS-01) by ZIG and White gel pen by Pilot Choose.
Tools: Typewriter, computer, printer, scallop circle punch by Stampin' Up!, Silhouette SD, label cut and scissors
Other: Snowflake button, and Spanish Moss & Wheatfields glimmer mist by Tattered Angels.

Misted Tree Card Supplies:
THATB: Text Writing Backgrounds CMS 141
Card Stock: White Printer Cardstock by Georgia Pacific and going gray by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up!, frost white and silver all purpose ink by Fantastix for shimmer and old olive stampin' write marker by Stampin' Up!
Tools: Silhouette SD, Merry Christmas Tree cut, Big Kick, Swirls embossing folder by Tim Holtz, snowflake punch by Stampin' Up! and Scissors
Other: Spanish Moss, Wheatfields & iridescent gold glimmer mist by Tattered Angels and a button


Mac said...

Nice print! Timing for Christmas season.

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Angi said...

Love that adorable tree. :)

Tracy said...

Definitely a mixed media feel and SO cute! I love how you created the tree Regan. :-) Wonderful card!

♥Jan♥ said...

I was so struck by this card when I first saw it - and it is so you, Regan !! (I am hoarding that MME paper myself, but now I think I am going to have to use it !!) Cheers !

Sleepy Stamper said...

Not one, but TWO cards! So much inspiration! Love how you made your tree with the scallops!


ferrellgraph-x said...

Your scalloped tree is so cute and the swirly tree technique is fun! I love them both! You must love that vintage typewriter!
Kindest regards,

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