Wednesday 25 November 2015

Merry Christmas Tree

I love love love these stamps from Purple Onion, I have gone a wee bit mad on purchasing these this year and really need a month of just painting all the different set up with these stamps. Isn't this Christmas tree the most beautiful tree. I coloured all the images with Zig watercolour pens and a little water. With the tree if you look closely you will see its three shades of green. The other card I have made the shades are a bit better defined, this one not so much. Each of the coloured balls I tried to make sure there is the fade out of the colour.

The same for the bright ball flowers which I felt also needed to be multi coloured like the tree. All were finished off with Wink of stella.

This close up shows the sparkle a bit better. I also decided to add some white pen dots. The sentiment is a new one from........mmmmm.... no cant remember.

Its all one piece and very delicate but it cut perfectly and came out of the die very easily which was great considering the silver glitter was paper not cardstock so very thin.

Glueing it down was interesting but very little dots of mono glue and it all fell into place okay. Now I did end up with some stray glue marks on my card which before I have stressed over and usually made worse trying to clean BUT
I read a post the other day about using a rubber to remove the dried glue. I have

an EK Success Adhesive Rubber that I stopped using when I stopped using so many Rub Ons. Got it out and tried it and it is perfect. You have a glue mark, rub with this and it disappears. No more marks needing to be covered up with gems.

Okay this was a really fast card. And I really liked the end result. I added it to my small pile of cards for the Christmas Card Drive and posted the lot today Express Post so they should arrive in Queensland in plenty of time. I only got 13 cards made for the drive but thats 13 people who will get a little something in the mail. I'm pretty happy with that. Maybe if things are better with mum and dad next year I can aim higher.

I would also like to enter this in:

okay time to get off the computer. Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Gayatri said...

I love all the baubles on the tree. Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Christmas Wednesday Challenge!
Gayatri xx

Marilyn said...

This is so pretty and I would never have thought to combine those two stamps but they go together perfectly. The flower blooms remind me of the tree baubles so it's a perfect match!

Ruth said...

Another fabulous card - I love the Christmas tree and it's beautifully coloured. Well done on getting the cards done for the card drive - I managed one, which is one more person getting a card! xx

MaryH said...

The tree image is just fun & delightful. Your Zig coloring is wonderful, and I struggle to shade with w/colors. This looks good to me! Thanks for the eraser & glue removal tip. The silver on the elegant sentiment looks lovely with the cute tree, and liked the white gel highlights. TFS & hope things go ok with your folks. Hope to see you visiting soon. Hugs

Geri said...

The tree truly is delightful...and your coloring and choice of colors enhances it ten fold! Thanks for sharing your sweet card with us at 'the challenge' :)

lostinpaper said...

Linda teased me with her Zig markers yesterday and I'm still saying no.... for now lol. Your card is amazing and is not helping my resolve, reminds me that I have this fun tree stamp and love it too!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card! Love those sweet images! I want "zigs" too!!! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

Karen M said...

Your card is gorgeous and I love all the sparkle:) xx

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous all your wonderful decorations! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge.