Monday, 9 April 2012

Green Trees

I have an ultra simple card for you today inspired by the Less Is More 'Three Shades of Green' challenge. I had planned to stamp my card...but couldn't find three shades of green ink that would work together in my collection...guess I need to go shopping! lol
So, I used die cuts instead...the trees are a Marianne Designs die...I cut them from various shades of green Core'dinations card...then layered a tree cut from white behind each one to look like snow on the branches...the dark green one in the front is popped up on 3D foam. The kraft card blank is by Craft UK ( I love these!) and the sentiment stamp is from the 'Bubble Tree' set by Woodware.


Challenges for this card:

22 comments:

Kathyk said...

Simple, elegant and would make a fabulous "batch" Christmas card too

Happy Easter

Kathyk

downrightcrafty said...

classy and love your take on the LIM challenge, been thinking on mine for a whole day, off to try it out or not as the case may be
Hugs Kate xx

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous card Helen l love these trees:)x

Chrissie said...

The touch of white behind each tree is a great idea Helen.
Super job!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Catherine said...

Fantastic Christmas card, love those trees....

Scrapmate said...

I love the 'snow' idea. A simple but elegant card that would be perfect for Christmas.

JoanieMc said...

A really clean and simple, but very nice Christmas card. I wish I could have your mojo and start this early with Christmas. Sure hope I got some Christmas inspiration here. :)
Thanks for sharing with The Crafty Pad Challenge this week.

Hugs
Joanie

Meadie said...

Beautiful christmas card - I love the simple, yet elegant design x x

Dot said...

Once again that sentiment!!
Lovely CAS card, Helen.
hugs Dorte

Marianne said...

Absolutely love it Helen!
I love that die, too. I finally managed to get hold of it a few weeks ago.

Vicky said...

Fabulous Helen...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Squirrel x said...

Oooh, super hun! Classic elegance and I love how you have layered the trees. Hugs Sxx

Trish and Treasure said...

Fantastic Christmas card!
Trish

Trish and Treasure said...

Fantastic Christmas card!
Trish

Little K Smith said...

A fabulous CAS card Helen! I love this tree die, I finally just bought it recently! :D And I'm determined to keep up with you on the Christmas card tally! ;D
Kelly.x

Darnell J Knauss said...

How cool is this card?! Those trees are kissing!

Toulouse31 said...

The layer of snow effect is great, Love those trees ,I must try that myself !

Pauline C said...

Hi Helen - love this! As you know i'm always last minute with my Chrimbo cards and for Christmas 2010 I used this fab die * 3 to make a number of CAS Christmas cards quickly ... mine were all blue lol! (not sure why trees would be blue but hey!) Love how you have layered the white to create a slight edging with the kraft background - gives it a really different look ... must try something like that :-)
hugs
pauline x

Venus said...

Hi Helen! I love how you layered the trees to create a snow effect. Great for quick cards :-) Thanks for playing along at the Crafty Pad :-)

Venus - DT

Mandi said...

WOW this is a stunner Helen, really appeals to me

Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Mynnette said...

What a perfectly fabulous holiday card! LOVE those trees!!! :)

Helen T said...

I also have this die and what you have done is a great idea for a very quick and easy Christmas Card. Well done :)