Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Christmas Tree Cutout

Very Merry tags was the source for the oval with the Christmas tree cutout.  Using Design Studio, I cut it out at  4.75 inches and then stretched it a little wider to make the tree opening large enough for the sentiment.  The stamps I used are from CTMH and are part of their Art Philosophy bundle.

My picture quality is pretty bad.  So, if you can't tell, the light green paper with the words stamped on it is actually sitting inside a cutout of a Christmas tree.

This one has brads in the corners, gold Pearl Pen dots and white Signo pen stitching on the oval and around the tree cutout.  The star is punched from shiny gold metallic paper.

I used gold Pearl Pen dots instead of brads on this one; made white Pearl Pen dots around the oval and filled in with a Signo pen.

This is my favorite of all the ones I tried out.  Just brads, white Signo pen work and a metallic gold star.  It's one that I can make multiples of really quickly to send to Operation Write Home and Cards for Soldiers.
White embossing powder was used for the words, I added gold Stickles as well as white pen work around the oval and the tree cut out.


Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a creative card! Now, I know this took more than 30 minutes! LOL!! Thank you for the tips!

Linda said...

Carolyn--you're right. I'd say this one qualifies as a 45 minute card to get the layout figured out and maybe 3 minutes to assemble.

I just don't do really complicated cards----unless I see one online or in a publication----my "left brain" isn't creative! LOL!