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!
Ohh, Len should be in the 'naughty corner' after comments like that!! Fabulous cards Di, and I love the ombre trees!!ReplyDelete
Such fabulous design for these Christmas CAS cards! Wow! Love the ombrè glittered trees!! Len surely has not a crafter mind LOL :D Well done!ReplyDelete
Hugs (and cuddles for Dudley as always!) :)
Prachtige kerstkaarten Di.ReplyDelete
Did make me chuckle! Any idiot can see it’s a very lovely tree, but must admit the star looks lovely;)ReplyDelete
A fabulous set of beautiful cards Di xxx
Whaaaaaat? C’mon Len - how about a little artistic licence? Give the girl a break! It’s clearly a Christmas tree . . . it has a ⭐️ on top (well, it does now!).ReplyDelete
Love this cool and trendy TREE card Di. Well done for making 8 RD cards in readiness for the Big Day.
Hugs, Sarn xxx
Brilliant 'pyramid with a star on top' - funny, looks much more like a Christmas tree to me 🤣🤣ReplyDelete
These are all totally fantabulous - a great idea to use the ombre glitter backingReplyDelete
I love these stunning card and the varigated glitter card that you've used Di.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards Di you used the perfect sparkly background to show off your fabulous tree love them all xReplyDelete
Love these cards Di and haven't seen the ombre glitter card before. Must go and have a look :) xReplyDelete
P.S. Men have no idea :)
Hello Lynne! The ombre glitter card came from Amazon UK - here's the link:Delete
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Craft-Artist-Ombre-Glitter-250gsm/dp/B08ZJMSMMC/ref=asc_df_B08ZJMSMMC/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=534873642133&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13219055793628481022&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045741&hvtargid=pla-1457454584566&psc=1 Di xx
Your sparkly ombre trees are beautiful! Your story about Len made me chuckle. Still, I always ask Brian for his opinion too.ReplyDelete
What a fun card, to me it looked like a tree without the star, I must admit it's beautiful star and really enhances the "tree". I just bought some sparkly ombre paper it's gorgeous, Thank you for the idea it's brilliant.ReplyDelete
These are fabulous Di. The glittery ombre looks amazing xReplyDelete
Such gorgeous cards, the glitter paper and pearls are so elegant!ReplyDelete
Well I certainly didn't think of a pyramid when I saw your cards! He needs to be banished from the craft room! I love the glittery ombre cardstock you used - perfect for that tree die. They are wonderful CAS Christmas cards - a great design for batch production.ReplyDelete
Good old Len, I get comments just like that from my hubby! I LOVE this design, Di, and am all excited about the concept of ombre glitter card. So happy to have you play along at Christmas Kickstart, Jo xReplyDelete
Love the CAS cards Di. Backing them with anything you like. Brilliant. Hugs, Carol S.xxxReplyDelete
Definitely trees! Definitely fun, and yes that sentiment makes a bold appearance against the soft ombre sparkles -- terrific tree, Di!ReplyDelete
Haha, well I have to say that Len's comment about it being "just a pyramid" made me giggle, but good for you finding a star to turn it into a Christmas tree to end all Christmas trees! LOVE this fun CAS design.ReplyDelete
such a beautiful gallery of cards, I love glitter ombre.ReplyDelete
OH! Thanks for the great chuckle. Still giggling as I write! I can see perfectly pruned Christmas trees with a wonderful star in fabulous glitter. Super cards Di.ReplyDelete
Great batch makes Di and definitely Christmassy with the added star and large sentiment. I love the ombre glitter card too..a really glitzy look. xReplyDelete
Ignore Len... they are all beautiful xoxoReplyDelete
What an absolute set of stunners and all so different too, when I read Len's comment, it just so reminded me, of what Alan would say !! :-), with my DT hat, thanks for joining us at Rudolph Days Challenge, this month, Luv Sam xReplyDelete
OMGoodness, I am loving these cards Di! Len has no design skills or imagination. lol I love the ombre glitter papers you used, so fun and so pretty! The star was a great added addition and I love it. I really love your huge peace sentiment, so perfect! Hugs, BrendaReplyDelete
Well it's got a star now, hope it's not too painful! lol! These look fab - very contemporary.ReplyDelete
Well, I think it takes a good eye to see a pyramid and envision and Christmas tree!. I love the retro look of this, and glittery pink ombre fits perfectly into that retro style.ReplyDelete
Hi again, Di! I love the glittery trees. I’m sure they would have been lovely without the star but more sparkle paper is always a bonus. Thank you for sharing with us at NBUS.ReplyDelete
NBUS February Guest Designer
Lol that's like something mine would say ;) I think they're fabulous, I LOVE your sparkly card!ReplyDelete
LOVE the modern tree design, Di! It definitely looks like Christmas to me. I do love the star on top, so as much as Len's first comment made you pause, it was a good addition. :) This is so pretty and would be with any glitter colour in the background. xxReplyDelete
These are just gorgeous, Di! I do love the addition of the star & that peace die set is wonderful!ReplyDelete
Ombre glitter Christmas tree cards - doesn't get much more fabulous than that! Thanks for playing along with the Christmas Kickstart Challenge!ReplyDelete
Men!!! I think they are all great and it’s obviously a Christmas tree!ReplyDelete
Fabulous cards, Di. I had to smile when I read Len's comment..... am I allowed to say that it's a typical male comment?! 🤣 It's obviously a tree! xxReplyDelete
Well, I like your ombre trees and I knew right away that they were trees!ReplyDelete
(Al would have stuck with Len though!!!)
Thanks for taking part in the Rudolph Days Challenge.