Saturday, 11 November 2017

Christmas Trees


I think this might be the first Christmas card I've blogged this year and it nearly didn't make it. After experimenting with different backgrounds, I made one I really liked using smooshing with acetate, then the stamping of the trees went wrong so feeling disappointed I began again. This one I don't think is as good as the first but anyhow I stamped the trees and assembled the card, then shock horrors, there was an inky smudge on the bottom so I chopped that bit off and finished up with a card that's smaller than it should have been.

My card was inspired by the colours at CAS Colours and Sketches. I scribbled SU! markers onto a piece of acetate, misted with water and used that to paint the background. This was a good excuse to use some nice Christmas tree stamps that I bought to use last Christmas but never got to it. Again, I inked the stamps with the markers and misted with water before stamping. The sentiment is heat embossed in silver.

Also playing along at
CAS Watercolour - Holiday
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
 Just Us Girls - Silhouette Stamping

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend xx

  

  

26 comments:

marilyn said...

Extremely elegant card...one of my favorites of the year!

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Sue, a fabulous Christmas card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

tonilea said...

It may not be what you had envisioned but it is a really really pretty card. I doubt I could recreate it, but I may try to. It is very lovely.

samantha's cards said...

I would have never known you struggled with the background on this card, turned out fabulous. Thanks for joining us at CC&S.

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty CAS perfection and love the tree line and the proportion of white space. Awesome card, thanks for playing along with CAS Watercolour :)

Robyn Oliver said...

Wonderful water colours, lovely card Sue

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Sue! I love the background with so much dimension in color and the sweet trees sitting on a snowy hill! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so glad you kept at it because this is just lovely. I love the smooshed background and the stamped trees fit right into the theme. Very clean and crisp sentiment. It does seem if you get everything else right, one little thing goes wrong be it a smudge or I drop the ink pad on the card! I would like to CASE this one.

Loll said...

Your watercoloured trees are amazing, Sue. They turned out perfectly! And I love the acetate smooshed background. Keeping it in the same shades creates a very peaceful look to your winter scene. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Mia said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Sue. Kisses!

Lisa Kind said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Patricia Hays said...

Sue, this card is absolutely stunning! I love the watercolor-y look of the trees against the smooshed background. The silver sentiment and all the crisp, clean white space add touches of elegance. Thanks for sharing your fabulous card with us at CC&S! :)

karen h said...

Gorgeous card! Great job with the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Ina G said...

What an amazing effect you achieved for your background Sue. I loooooooove those Christmas trees too. A beautiful cas card. Thanks for joining in at CAS Watercolour for November. Ina Guest Designer.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning scene Sue, lovely card.xx[aNNie]🎄

Cathy P. said...

Can I order a dozen of these?!?! Wowsers - I love your card, Sue. The design, your watercolor, the use of this week's colors and your embossed sentiment. This is just stunning! Thanks for playing along at CC&S this week. Hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Cathy

BoĆŒena AdamusiƄska said...

Wow! Beautiful card!

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! My attempts NEVER come out like this! SO pretty! I predict a winner!

Jane said...

Oh wow! I love this card and what a wonderful use of the different greens. Thanks for playing at HLS Christmas challenge.

Susan Powell said...

This is AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Susan said...

Beautiful tree scene! Wonderful acetate smooshing and great spritzed marker inking! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

La Papera Gialla said...

Very elegant card! Love it!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!
Monica - CCC DT

Beverley said...

Such beauty and elegance to your card Sue. Wonderful Christmas scene and use of the challenge colours. Thanks so much for joining in at CC&S and my apologies for my late commenting. Hugs Bev x

Pauline said...

Oh my Sue, this is gorgeous! Love your smooshing technique background - beautiful colours.

Lynda said...

This is gorgeous. Well done for your weekly win at CAS Colours and Sketches. :)

Neets B said...

Well, Sue, I simply adore this. LOVE the green/teal tones, a complete triumph in my eyes.
Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x