Sunday 6 September 2015

Christmas tree ...

Well, it's been a busy and hectic week ... It was back to work on Thursday so time for crafting is limited to evenings.  That doesn't mean I can't spend the weekends crafting (in between housework, of course!).

This is the first card I completed:

It is colour challenge week at "Less is More" and the colour choice is Green and Gold.  I die cut the tree before heat embossing using versamark and gold embossing powder three times! I die cut three more trees in white card and then stacked them together.  I used the negative of the die as a stencil and sprayed some distress ink (left over spray from last week's challenge) through to add colour behind the tree.  The tree is flat on the main card with a frame added using foam adhesive to add dimension and depth to the card.

I used:
Spray made with - Distress reinkers in Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn and Squeezed Lemonade
Cosmic Shimmer Gold Embossing Powder
Memory Box - Kensington Christmas Tree die
Stampin Up - Endless Wishes

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" Week 240 Colour Challenge, Green and Gold
AAA Cards Challenge 47 - Spectacular Embossing.



  1. So elegant Elaine and a beautiful die-cut tree!
    perfect use of the colours and embossing so thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More & AAA Cards

  2. Love the rich look of your gold embossing on the elegant die cut and great idea to fill in the negative to create the greenery. Gorgeous card, Elaine!

  3. Gorgeous card Elaine, this framed tree looks so striking, Cathy x

  4. I'm so pleased to see Christmas beginning to creep into the galleries and yours is a beautiful traditional triumph. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

  5. Great idea to use the negative as your base for your spray, and the triple gold embossing looks so fantastic. Awesome card, Elaine!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  6. Fab card. I have that die so thanks so much for tip on using the negative.
    Lynne xxx

  7. his is Gorgeous!!! thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

  8. Terrific dimension on this one Elaine... thanks for that close up pic it looks super.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Simply beautiful .... so much dimension! xx

  10. Super card Elaine, love the way you framed your tree
    Thank you for joining our colour challenge
    Less is More


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