Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Less is More - More Than One Tree

The current challenge over at Less is More is 'More Than One Tree', and over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge it's 'Go Green'- either colours or upcycling (I went for colours). And this card is also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November, which is always 'Anything Goes':
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- Memory Box die called 'Pine Border Outline, and snippets of gold mirri card (already backed with Stick-It self adhesive sheet) run through the Cuttlebug

- the same die once again and three different snippets of green card, also already backed with Stick-It self adhesive sheet then run through the Cuttlebug

- the next part was really like doing a jigsaw, just mixing the greens and popping them into the spaces in the gold die cut which was adhered to the card first of course, some of those tiny pieces were mighty fiddly! Of course, as there are three greens I managed to make three cards in total just by swopping the different shades around

- then I fell back on something I very rarely use - peel offs - for the sentiment and also the gold outline star

- after all these years since I began using peel offs, it wasn't until yesterday I worked out such an easy way to handle them. Normally I'd just peel them of the backing sheet and an intricate sentiment would often end up a bit distorted, no matter how long I allowed it to 'relax back into shape'. But this time I gently eased the bottom of the sentiment from the backing sheet by sort of rolling it away whilst supporting it along the length of a long pokey tool before just easing the whole sentiment away - works a treat! A fine knitting needle would be an alternative to use

When setting up to make these cards I got carried away and now have, sat sitting on my desk, the makings of a further three cards. It depends just how much self-punishment I feel up to though!

Di
x

33 comments:

Julie C. said...

Oooo.... such a lovely card. I didn't know all those trees came from a die. I thought they were peel offs or stickers. Clever!

Cathy said...

Love this card Di, so simple, classic and gorgeous, Cathy x

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Di! I definitely love the "less is more" part! Your trees are awesome, I love the touches of gold on this card, so elegant looking to me. Hugs, Brenda

vinita jain said...

Di, so classic and elegant card, love the trees in gold!

Jane Willis said...

What a gorgeous card, it's reminded me of why I like CAS cards so much. When they're as perfect as this one, they are so stylish and elegant!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Awesome CAS card
hugs Tamara

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love the green and gold together, very striking and rich looking! Hazel x

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - the trees look very stylish!
Kath x

SARN said...

Such an effective CAS card you have here Di. The peel off sentiment and star finish off the card perfectly.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
fab card, and a very clever constructions of those trees.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Irene said...

Hello Di

A simple design but stunning. I do like the little star over the one tree.

luv
irene
xxxx

Pat said...

I love these trees Di and although a bit fiddly to do the effect is just great. I must say I don't use stickers very often, but I do fall back on the sentiments sometimes, and here that and the star work perfectly. x

Juls said...

Loving the C&S look :-) xx

Elizabeth said...

This is a really lovely card Di. I like those trees and all the shades of green ... love green :) I don't often use peel-offs too but just occasionally they can be so useful. I'll try to remember that tip next time I do. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is gorgeous. I love the gold with the greens. It looks like you gold embossed the greeting and star. So pretty.

Liz said...

Gorgeous CAS card. I love how you've used the different shades of green. x

Chrissie said...

Love these tree dies... super card Di!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Beautiful card. Love the gold outlining of the trees.

Jean said...

Fabulous CAS card Di, perfect in style and design. I love all the different greens and the overall effect is well worth the fiddly bits.
Jean x

Sandra H said...

So cute Di and the gold outlining the trees is a fabulous idea x

Kathleen said...

I see tree's of green (red roses too)
Very classy card Di.

Kath x

Sue - said...

Very classy card, Di.Sounds perfect for batch making even if its only a small batch!

mamapez5 said...

Simple and Great! Nice use of the die and colours to make a set of cards, but a lot of patience needed to assemble them. There is still a place for peel-offs. When I am cutting vinyl with my silhouette cameo, I often think I am just making another peel-off really.
Kate x

Carol L said...

ah, this is my kind of card! I love dies where you can swap the negatives with different colors! Great card with that die!

Kathyk said...

Simply delightful - proving you don't have to throw everything at a card to make something fab!

Kathyk

Jane said...

Love the simplicity of your CAS card.

Hazel said...

You've certainly nailed it, Di, with these gorgeous trees. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh I do love this die you've used Di.
Perfect for our tree challenge and your card is Tree-mendous.
Perfect CAS creation
Thanks so much as always for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Hettie said...

Very cute Missey. Lovely card. I gave up using those stickers a while ago...did my crust in!
Hugs
xx

Greta said...

I absolutely LOVE the look of this card, Di! Fabulous!

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is a great card! Love that die.

Heather said...

A beautiful CAS card! The gold outlines on the trees are fabulous! Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

Anne said...

Gorgeous die, Di! Makes a fab card
Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More
Anne
LIM Designer