For Day 23 at Beccy's Place Month Long Holiday Cards Challenge the prompt is the letter T.
I have chosen Tree
I purchased this tree die a good number of years ago before I had my crafty hiatus. I saw it on a blog and just HAD to have it..... you know how it is 😉 However this is the first time I have used it which I am embarrassed to admit. There I have come clean and no longer need to feel guilty as it has finally been used.
This card unfortunately didn't come out as originally intended though. The silver is a glittery self adhesive vinyl. My plan was to use the outline on one card and then piece in the waste onto another card. However what I didn't consider is that the die didn't completely cut through the plastic layer on such a material, especially being so intricate. Never having used this kind of sticky backed plastic before lesson learned....
So my initial idea ditched I put it to one side and forgot about it (as you do!)
I have been following Hannelie's Desert Diva blog for years. She makes some amazing CAS cards and although my own style is not usually like that I really do admire her work. She did a recent post as brand ambassador for Uniko and it had some super cards that inspired me to dig out my tree and make something similar.
The base is a navy blue DL card blank. Long and thin cards are in fashion at the moment and seem to really work as a more CAS style. I cut a panel of good quality white card and cut a triangle window out of it to suit the tree. The vinyl I had trimmed down into a triangle and coloured the inside with a dark blue Promarker. This section was stuck down onto the blue card. The white panel is raised up on foam pads so the tree is in the background.
I have added a few star gems to the panel and some blue and clear to the tree for a bit more sparkle. To keep it simple I used a silver peel off sticker sentiment.
I am not entirely sure if I should have cut out a 'trunk' but thought it might make it less clean looking. I really struggle with CAS as I always want to add more to fill in the white space. That kind of defeats the style of card I guess so for now I am leaving it alone.
Card Details -
Size - DL/Slimline
Dies – Sparkling Tree Tile 98919 (Memory Box)
Colouring Medium - Promarkers
Embellishments – self adhesive gems, peel off stickers
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)
- Beccy’s Place Challenges - Month of Holiday Cards Day 23 - T is for Tree
- Creative Knockouts - #378 Christmas Delight
- Cut It Up - #214 Christmas
- Cute Card Thursday - #662 Silver or Gold
- Double D Challenge - Winter Blues
- Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - Decorate The Tree
- NBUS Challenge - #20 The die has never been used before
- Pammie’s Inky Pinkies - #2047 Anything Goes
- Rudolph's Day Challenge - November Challenge
- Uniko Challenge - #62 Tis the season & Sparkle