I made a batch bake of eight cards with Mo's February Rudolph Days Challenge in mind - and this one of them:
And these are some of the others:
I made eight cards in total - in four differing shades of the fabulous glittering ombre card - more of which further down this post. Quite a few of the sheets have shades of green in them, perfect for trees! Although I did make a couple of the cards using the ombre pink - needless to say!
- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening
- piece of white card the same size as the card front and also using the same card stock
- die cut the tree shape into the separate panel of card, using a Reverse Confetti die - simply called 'Tree'
- then added the stitched effect around the edge of the panel using the largest die in the Lil'Inkers 'Side Stitch Rectangles Outline' set of dies
- backed the die cut tree shape with a piece of 'Craft Artists 'Ombre Glitter Card - Pastels' - just slightly smaller than the panel, using red line tape. To get the best out of the ombre A4 card you really need to use the centre portion where the main shades flow into one another (you can get two panels easily by doing this) and of course, then you get to keep the tops and bottoms of the sheets to play with later on!
- then added the panel to the card front, again using red line tape
- die cut the sentiment using leftover snippets of the same white card and some very subtly sparkly black card - using a two part die set also by Reverse Confetti called 'Layered Peace', glued together using a glue pen
- again, used red line tape to adhere the sentiment
- then added some little gems from a packet of shaker elements by Lucy's Little Things called 'Crystal Collection - Snowdrop'- and thought it was finished!
However, Len saw the card and immediately played a corker by saying that the tree was just a pyramid and what had it to do with Christmas. So, I scrabbled through my Christmas dies and found a star shaped die from the 'Creative Expressions 'Silent Night' set of dies and used a snippet of silver card from the ombre I'd been using - cut a star and stuck that
where the sun don't shine on top of the tree. I should have known really, next comment was that it looked like a pyramid with a star stuck on the top! Men - no imagination, and stubborn with it!
Darnell's NBUS Challenge #35 for February - it was the first outing for both the
pyramid tree die and the sentiment dies
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge # 583 - Anything Goes with the option of using some green - three of each set of four cards have green in the ombre effect.
Christmas Kickstart Challenge #59 - The Sentiment Takes Centre Stage- I think the 'peace sentiment' stands out enough to qualify ☺
AND, don't forget that the results of Challenge #421 are now published, over at the Snippets Playground!