Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just Add ink 40


It is a colour challenge at JAI this week, and although they are lovely soft colours, they aren't the normal Christmas colours. But if I am ever to get my cards done in time every challenge I do must be a Christmas one!

The idea was to get the look of a Christmas tree with a few decorations on it. I have seen this done with the Lovely as a Tree set turning the large tree stamp sideways. Unfortunately I don't have that set so I improvised with Inspired by Nature used sideways instead. I made some glitter glue using dazzling diamonds and crystal effects for the baubles and added SU's new self adhesive rhinestones in the corners.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Tree trimmings and Punches three (retired)
Card: bashful blue, sahara sand and whisper white
Ink: Pear pizzazz, bashful blue, blushing bride and sahara sand
Accessories: bashful blue ribbon (retired), half inch punch for corners, rhinestones, dazzling diamonds and crystal effects, square scallop punch

9 comments:

  1. wow! This is awesome! Love the look of the faux Christmas tree!

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  2. OH SO CLEVER I have never thought about using the grass as pine needles. wow. Love it
    Thanks for playing with JAI this week
    Gardenia

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  3. What a clever idea of using the grass this way to represent branches on the Christmas tree with trimmings! Well done.

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  4. So clever! What a fabulous idea. These colours look great for a Christmas card!

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  5. Fantastic improvising for the branches! Great card - love it - Jan x

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  6. A great 'twist' for the grass to be used as part of the Christmas tree branch - very creative.

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  7. WOW what great improvisation!!!! Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I too, love the "pine needles". Thanks for sharing that great idea. Love that the colours are not traditional ones too. Good for you making a Christmas card with them!

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  9. What a fantastic idea! Love it to bits. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink! xx Amanda

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