Monday, 18 July 2016

O' Christmas Tree

I have a trio of Christmas cards to share today, inspired by the 'Repetition' theme of this week's Less is More challenge. I started by 'smooshing' Distress Inks in shades of green (Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Mowed Lawn & Lucky Clover) on to a piece of watercolour paper...adding a couple of layers, allowing to dry between each one. I then used a simple tree die from Clearly Besotted (called 'Modern Christmas') to cut the tree shapes, doodled some decorations using a black gel pen, and added some gold using a Cosmic Shimmer pigment mixed with water. I mounted the trees on to my card blanks using 3D foam pads, then added  sentiment (from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous).


It was such a quick card to make, that I made three:


Challenges for these cards:

8 comments:

Esther said...

Brilliant! I love the tones within the Christmas trees and the contemporary feel. Your doodled decorations are super and a perfect finishing touch. Fab LIM card, thank you!

Cazro said...

Such a simple CAS card but so effective. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up, good luck!!! Amy DT

Julie B said...

Super quick CAS card, just what you need for batch making.
TFS at Cards4Guyz. :)

Sandy said...

So simple and yet so effective!
Sandy xx

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Wow, fantastic "doodling!" I thought it was a stamp. These are gorgeous - just my style.

Thanks for celebrating our 100th post with us at Cut it Up!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Sharon said...

Terrific smooshed trees Helen and that is a great way to use the repetition theme. The doodled decorations look fantastic. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Chrissie said...

Simple and super Helen... a perfect CAS design!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"