Monday, November 14, 2011

Merry Holiday Tree (with some dazzle)

Happy Monday - I hope you had a nice weekend.  I had planned to share a Thanksgiving project but I ended up making another quick card with some of the DCWV Dazzle cardstock.  The stack that I bought had 24 sheets - four each of six styles.  There were three solids (silver, hot pink and blue) and three patterns.

I thought that the pink and silver solids would make great garlands for a tree.  I decided to try them out on the traditional tree that is on the same key on the 'Tis the Season cartidge as the Jingle Bells phrase I used for the card that I shared yesterday.

I cut the tree at four inches from dark green Core'dinations cardstock and chose a wintry patterned paper from K and Company for the background.   The shadow for the tree and the card base are a soft blue Martha Stewart cardstock that coordinates nicely with the swirly paper.

I wanted to keep the card very simple and I thought that this sheer ruffled ribbon would make a lovely spot for the tree to sit.

 I wrapped a piece of the ribbon around the card layers and adhered the topper to the card base.

 I used a lot of foam squares to lift the tree above the ribbon (I don't like this type of foam squares and I am trying to use them up!).

 I wanted to add a sentiment but I liked the simplicity of the card so I decided to make the sentiment very subtle.  I had some tiny holiday sentiments from Papertrey Ink (the "tag-its #9" set) so I chose "merry holidays" and stamped it in white ink in the lower right corner.

I added white embossing powder and heat embossed the sentiment to try to make it stand out a bit more.  It is still very subtle but I like the way it blends in.  The star at the top of the tree is from the Creative Charms seasonal sparkles stickers Winter Words and Bling.  When I added the link I saw that these are on sale right now - buy one, get one free - perfect timing for holiday projects!

It was a quiet weekend and now I have to move full speed ahead on the Christmas tree project for the museum - we put the trees up a week from today!   My Dad is expected to head home from the hospital today and I am looking forward to getting to Pennsylvania to see him in a few days.  Thanks again to all of you who have offered to send him a card - it will be a nice treat for him to get lots of mail!

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  1. I love that blue swirly paper and it makes images of snowflakes pop into my head. Great card. Have fun with your tree!

  2. Diane,
    Love the card and the swirly paper. I am so glad that your Dad is doing better. Take care of you also...

  3. I love the simplicity of this card! And I am all about using nontraditional red & green! Very nice!


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