Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Wintergreen Christmas Trees


I've seen this idea of making simple triangle Christmas trees out of Designer Series Paper in a few places, and have been wanting to give it a go myself.

The background cardstock is Chocolate Chip and has been stamped with the Linen background stamp. The next layers are Always Artichoke, Brushed Gold, and the Whisper White.

I have cut Wintergreen DSP into triangles and then sponged the edges with Always Artichoke ink for depth. The tree trunks are Chocolate Chip cardstock which has been scratched with scissor tips to make it look like bark. The Christmas baubles on the trees are Brushed Gold cardstock punched using the 1/4" circle punch. The outer two trees are raised up on dimensionals.

The star at the top of the centre tree is stamped in Gold Encore ink and is from the 'Season of Joy' stamp set. The 'Very Merry' greeting is from the 'Short & Sweet' stamp set.

My apologies for the poor lighting in the photo. I'll try and take a better photo tomorrow...this one is quite yellow!

See you later,
Sam.

10 comments:

Oma said...

I would never have thought of doing this, but I like it!

Makeesha Byl said...

Gorgeous Card Sam! What a great use of the DS paper! Love it
Keesh x

Debbie Pamment said...

What a simple idea - but soooo effective. Another one of your cards I'll have to try out!! Your inspiration keeps my workroom humming - many thanx.

Sarah said...

Yet another one I'll have to try. I did something similar with non-SU papers a couple of years ago.

Very pretty!

Nancy Riley said...

Very creative idea! LOVE those designer paper trees!

tracy said...

quite a cheap and effective way of making chrismas cards! love the effect of the 'bark' lol!

kareNstampZ said...

They're seriously cute trees

Kristie said...

Ooohhh I like these! I think I may have to get some of that DSP (one of the few that I DON'T own) and try this for myself. Nice work Sam!!

kerri said...

very cute Sam

Robyn said...

Love it !