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Two Trees of Christmas for the Discoverer

Two Trees of Christmas
for the Discoverer

By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide

Completed Card Size: 5.5" x 4"

This is a great little card for those people just getting started in stamping or for someone that wants to make a fast and easy Christmas card.  Although I never really think of blue as being part of Christmas, I think the blues, light tans, and reds work really well.

Supplies:
Stamps:
Joy of Christmas, T-2962 (The Angel Company)
Papers:
White cardstock or pre-made card
Pirate Stripes Paper (SandyLion)
Vanilla Bean Paper (Basic Grey - the Granola Pad)
Flax Paper (Basic Grey - the Granola Pad)
Red/Burgundy Textured Cardstock (The Angel Company)
Inks:
Moonstruck Ink (CTMH)
Vineyard Berry (CTMH)
Other:
Corner Rounder Punch
Krylon Gold Leafing Pen
Spellbinders Labels Trio, S3-147 (Spellbinders)
Ribbon (Michael's)
Faux Crystals (Michael's) or Clear Dew Drops
Adhesive of choice

Directions:

  1. Cut white cardstock 5.5" x 8" and fold in half (or use pre-made card).  Use the corner punch to round the corners.
  2. Cut vanilla bean paper 5.5" x 4", cut same 2 corners with corner rounder, and adhere to white cardstock.  Cut Pirate Stripes paper 2.25" x 4", cut lower left corner with corner rounder, and adhere to left side of card front.
  3. Cut Flax paper to 4.25" x 3.375", Red/Burgundy cardstock to 4" x 3.125", white cardstock to 3.875" x 2".  Cut corresponding corners with corner rounder.  Trim with gold krylon pen and let dry. 
  4. Adhere Flax paper to card front.  Adhere red/burgundy cardstock to Flax paper.  Adhere ribbon across card front.
  5. Stamp tree image (Joy of Christmas) twice in Moonstruck Blue ink on white cardstock.  Trim with Gold Krylon pen, let dry, and adhere to red cardstock.  Adhere faux crystal or clear Robin's Nest dew drop to the tree top.
  6. Stamp Christmas phrase on white cardstock.  Cut out with Spellbinders middle sized die.  Cut red/burgundy cardstock with Spellbinders large die.  Layer phrase on red/burgundy cardstock.  Adhere to center of trees.
  7. Sign, seal, and deliver your card to someone special so he or she can enjoy your artwork.

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3 Responses »

  1. Michael,
    I love the idea of using non-traditional colors -- personally, I've been thinking of a pink and black Christmas, lol.
    Eileen

  2. Michael,

    Love the tree card....you certainly went out of the box on colors and it made me rethink my colors for some of my cards. Thank you very much. Your artistic designs are always refreshing. Hugs, Johnnie

  3. The tree image is wonderful. It reminds me of the new Inkadinkado images out now with solid birds and flourishes , etc. This is a great card and I love the blue, Michael.