Hi there! Happy Saturday to you! Time for another fun challenge over at Our Creative Corner! This week, Wendy Janson is our hostess and we are having a theme challenge:
*Make a project with a Christmas tree (or pine tree if you would rather)*
I also found some inspiration from the sketch over at Inkspirations. I flipped the sketch to accommodate the tree. As I have mentioned before, I LOVE using non-traditional colors for holiday cards, so this week's combo at Create with Connie and Mary, immediately grabbed my attention. Who loves Lucky Limeade? I do, I DO!!
I finally ordered the Lovely as a Tree stamp set (what took so long, right?) and couldn't wait to use it for this card. I wanted the card to have a woodsy-theme...hmmm, which is odd because there is nothing "outdoor-sy" about this gal. ;) The tree and the sentiment are embossed, although it is tough to see in the photo. I also used my new Woodgrain background stamp...which I was convinced I needed to buy after seeing the awesome creations by my stampin' friend Nance. :)
Then after getting the card all dirtied up with sponges and the distressing tool...I couldn't help but add some holiday pizazz with the pearl ornaments. I colored them with a marker...they really look more "navy" in real life, the photo makes them look lighter. I also added a light dusting of "snow" to the "ground" using Dazzling Details. It rarely snows here in Texas, so my card is celebrating a GREEN Christmas.
Finally, here is the inside of the card, using the same elements from the front:Thanks for stopping by! I sure hope you will join us this week at Our Creative Corner and play along. Please check out what the rest of the lovely ladies on the DT have created for inspiration, too.
Have a very HAPPY day today! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Woodgrain background, Teeny Tiny Wishes and Peace on Earth (inside sentiment)
Paper: Night of Navy, River Rock, Lucky Limeade and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Versa-Mark, Lucky Limeade, River Rock, Crumb Cake and Night of Navy Classic ink
Punches: Word Window
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, 3/8" Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Rich Regals Buttons, Basic Pearls, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer Tool, River Rock Stampin' Write Marker, Dazzling Diamonds, Twine, Distressing Tool and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non-SU! Accessories: oval and scallop oval die, blue sharpie marker