Sunday, 6 March 2011

Bubble Tree

I'm back with some more CAS cards today...these ones are even more simple than the 'Three Little Cupcakes' card from Thursday...this time I stamped straight on to the card blank. I made quite a few one layer Christmas cards last year, and I resolved to make even more this year...I'm trying to reduce the amount I spend on postage this Christmas! I've used a stamp I bought in the post Christmas sales on these cards...it's called 'Bubble Tree' by Woodware...I've wanted this set since it first came out, but every time I've looked for it, it was always out of stock, so I was really pleased when I found it for half price! :0)


I used  the sentiment stamp from the same set, and coloured the 'bubbles' on the trees with watercolour pencils, then went over them with 'Seasonal Silver' Cosmic Shimmer pigment to make them sparkle. It gives a lovely irridescent sheen, which was quite difficult to get it to show in a photo, but you can just about see it in the close-up below:


Challenges for this card:

35 comments:

FionaJ said...

I love this stamp I was lucky enough to get it when it came out, but I went with the traditional colours but I have to say I am loving it done in the pastels, its stunning and so very effective x

Bea said...

how pretty - great xmas card with such an unfussy look

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty christmas cards..elegant


Anne

Patsi said...

very pretty babe. I love the simplicity of them. thanks for joining our very first challenge at Bling It On..... xx

Mandi said...

Hi helen
i did a similar set for some Christmas cards 2009
Great stamp isn't it! They have bought out a butterfly now too, have you seen it?
Your set of cards are just fabulous!
Thank you for entering them into out challenge
mandi
"Less is More"

Meggymay said...

Love the tree stamp you used. Beautiful set of cards.

Eseniya said...

Какие стильные открытки!!! Замечательный штамп! ))

Viv's Visuals said...

A great set - and lovely to see Xmas cards in pastels.

Joan said...

Lovely card I would never have thought of using pastel colours on a Christmas card but it works so well.

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

loving your cards, very CAS style and perfectly made :) x

Chrissie said...

These are great cards Helen, you certainly look as though you are going to be ready for Christmas in plenty of time.
That is a really cute stamp.
See you soon with another submission!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Michelle said...

I love this no fuss look its so fresh xx

Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous cards. Wish I had this stamp, it's just my style.

Debgem said...

You're so lucky to get this set at half-price - well worth it!! I love this tree and have used it a lot. I really like the way you've coloured the trees - the pink one is fab!! So pretty and so practical too!

Vicky said...

Just gorgeous Helen and I love the pretty pastel colours ~ perfect CAS cards hun :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Rachelxx said...

Stunning card, elegant & simple :-)

Katalytic said...

Very modern

Lynne said...

This is lovely. I love simple cards for Christmas.
Lynne A xxx

Sue said...

Hi Helen
a beautiful card, luv the image i need this stamp, sue,x

Aileen said...

Love the stamp and the pastel colours makes your christmas cards very modern. x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.x

Sharon said...

These are fab cards and the pastels suit the image so well. That tree is just gorgeeous!
Thanks for joining us at the Bling it On challenge,
Sharon xx

Susan said...

Helen, this is a great stamp! I love how you've colored it in..and you're definitely making headway on the Christmas cards!!

Caroline Hallett said...

Christmas already! This is a lovely card, and I prefer simple and clean christmas cards, perhaps that should be their next challenge - its a great stamp

Linda said...

Lovely contemporary design. I love it xxx

Samantha said...

love them! so simple but so stylish! hugs Samantha :0)

caroline said...

wonderful cards! love the stamp!

ikki said...

Just what was asked for! Supa card - great stamps - fab colouring - love it! ikki

Grenouille Greetings said...

Super elegant. Love all the different colourways! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very CAS and just lovely and stylish. Perfect for saving postage at Christmas with a OLC!
Hugs, Sandra

Viv said...

Great card, love that stamp, so verstile too I have seen it used in many different ways and all lovely :O) Viv xx

Pauline said...

These are wonderful xmas cards, and I love the different colours you have used, the shimmer is great too.

Pauline C said...

Fantastic - perfect stamp for one layer cards. I have seen this samp before and fancied it - didn't realise it was hard to get hold of, I'll have to keep me eye out!
Pauline x

Vicky Hayes said...

I like the pastel twist on a Christmas theme. Great to start now - you'll be laughing come Christmas!

sharingthepassion said...

fab cards helen, love them

ali x