Sunday 9 December 2018

Joyeux Noel Penny Black Tree

Well the massive task of getting my Christmas cards finished for this year is under way. They need to be finished by Wednesday at the latest and I hope they will arrive in time, even overseas if not well people will get to celebrate a bit longer. I think this is a common habit amongst quite a few of us in the world of card making.

There are those who are super organised and have their cards for the year finished and posted by mid November at the latest and there are those like myself who end up always being late or sidetracked. Last year I didnt send any overseas as I used them all for the Nursing Home. This years excuse is that I got sidetracked colouring in images for the 30 day colouring challenge and ended up with the most amazing collection of images coloured for Christmas then I got sick to hold myself up a bit then I decided well friends and relatives will get cards if I can get them finished but the Nursing Home misses out. They will get chocolates instead and you can see what I did in my next post if you are interested.

Now onto this card, which will be one of the few I will share this year.

For this I made the background out of TimHoltz Distress Oxides on multimedia paper. Lots of squishing the ink pads onto the mat, spraying with water, dipping the cardstock, drying with heat tool and redoing using quite a few different blues and a couple of pale greens. Once I was happy with the look I stamped and silver embossed the Christmas tree stamp from Penny Black.

All the photos the embossing looks gold but it is silver and looks amazing on the Distress Oxide background. This stamp comes with a few others stamps and  they are all truly beautiful.

Rather than cut the cardbase down to fit the panel I decided to add glitter tape each end. It's a really pretty bluey/green and goes perfectly with the panel colours. I finished it off with the Stamplorations
die cut from silver glitter paper 'Joyeux Noel', some funfoam behind the panel to lift it slightly. The photo makes the card look a little warped but its not in real life.

Hope you like this and remember if your interested in the Chocolate boxes post it will be the next one but since I don't do videos it is a LOT of photos.


I picked August 2017
Heat Embossed


Aileen said...

Christmas Wishes

sandie said...

fabulous background and the embossing on top of this looks fab. Love the strip of sparkle. Thanks for joining Ink

Vicki Dutcher said...

That tree looks awesome embossed

AlisonC said...

This is a beautiful background and sets off the gold. The glitter at the sides is a great way to get a smart finish. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous smooshy background, Aileen ... the sense of movement in all those delicious colours is fantastic with that elegant, flourishy Christmas tree! This would be perfect at Time Out, if you'd like to link up ... we have a 'Joyful' challenge running just now! Hugs, Anita :)

Tracy said...

The colors are beautiful and the silver is a lovely compliment. I'm behind too. :-( LOL

Karen Dunbrook said...

this looks awesome artsy and lovely.
xx Karen

Shauna said...

How lovely! I like your background and the gold embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Dandi93 said...

Beautiful card Aileen, fabulous background... I havne't had much time to play with my oxides... maybe next year.

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love that inky background!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x