Monday, October 18, 2010

Sparkling trees

Happy Monday!  Well, it was for me since I had the day off work  :)
This card is submitted to two challenges.  You can click on the links to see all the details.
Just Us Girls Challenge #55, using the colors of Basic Black, Cream and Kraft.
Paper Players Challenge #20, which is a sketch challenge.
 ***EDIT - This card won as the Headliner this week, at the Paper Players. So exciting!

I didn't include a sentiment on the front of this card.  I wanted to keep the focus in the tree image from Gina K Designs.  I seem to have a weakness for tree and leaf stamps...actually, anything nature related.  I guess you could figure that out by the name of my blog, huh?
Once I put the card together, I thought the trees needed a little sparkle, so I pulled out the Diamond Stickles to give them a frosty look.  Oh, and I sponged a little Crumb Cake ink along the edges of the kraft and cream layers.
I love this color combination and it fit so well with the sketch, don't you think?  Anyway, I'm pleased with this card.  Let me know what you think!

By the way, you can click on a photo to see a larger view.

The recipe ~ ~ ~
CS: kraft, cream and basic black (SU)
Stamps: blessed is the season (Gina K Designs)
Ink: versamark
Other: border and corner punches (SU), black EP - on the trees (SU), holly texture plate - on cream layer (Sizzix), diamond stickles (Ranger), flat back crystals and ribbon from my stash.


  1. I love your card. Such a peaceful look at our beautiful world! Blessings.

  2. I love your card, the small crystal accents look terrific as does the stamped image on the crumb cake cardstock. Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  3. Love your sparkily trees! So pretty! Love the border you punched aroung the perimeter! Love how you used the colors! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  4. Me, too--love the sparkle on the trees bet they are soooo pretty IRL. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

  5. Beautiful! I love the sparkly trees! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

  6. This is SO PRETTY!!! So simple and CAS and stunning! Love the subtle glitter on the trees :) Gorgeous use of this weeks colors! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

  7. Congrats on being the Headliner this week! Your card was fabulous!


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