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


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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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