Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Tree


Hi everyone!  Hope you had a marvelous Thanksgiving!  The weather turned out nice and we didn't get nearly as much snow as they predicted so we were able to make the two hour drive to my in-laws after all.  I'm loving all the leftovers because less cooking means more time in my craft room.  Today I'm sharing my first Christmas card of the season.  The beautiful Christmas Tree is a digital stamp from my talented friend Alissa who recently opened a new digi shop, Starry Nights Studio!


The card base is Bazzill cardstock layered with PTI White then Forest patterned paper.  The shadow layer is Chocolate Chip layered on Bazzill finished using the Fleur De Lis Edge Punch.  I couldn't resist adding some gold stickles along the border. 

The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced the edges before layering on to Bazzill cardstock.  To embellish the tree I added red rhinestones for the ornaments and a bow finished with a brown button threaded with DMC White.  I also added a metallic gold dew drop in each corner.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Christmas Tree (Starry Nights Studio)
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up) Bazzill Cardstock, PTI White, Forest Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Figgy Pudding Collection)
  • Ink: Copics C2, E29, YG95, YG97
  • Other: Fleur De Lis Edge Punch, Gold Stickles, Metallic Gold Dew Drops, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Grosgrain Ribbon, Red Rhinestones (KaiserCraft), Button, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

44 comments:

lalkygirl said...

fabulous creation,i love that digi and how you added the baubles,just delightful,thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
lalkygirl x

The Stamper's Touch said...

Hi Karen. What a beautiful card! So crisp and clean. Love your papers and embellies. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Linda

jimlynn said...

So very pretty Karen. Love the little "decorated" tree.
Lynn

Radwa Bayoumi said...

What a perfect card.I love the tree!!!Thanks for being with us at SMC.

Joanne Travis said...

Love the beautifully adorned tree!
Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Karen
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Thistleblue said...

Beautiful card Karen, very pretty tree and lovely backing paper. Thanks for sharing and joining us for the Ellephantastic challenge.
hugs
Michelle
Elle DT
xx

hayward69 said...

Beautiful tree image you have used which matches the dp beautifully too.

Thanks for joining in with us over on ABC Christmas Challenge

Jayne xx

Becky said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Gemma said...

fab card Karen, love the pricking around the image! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

Karen said...

Hi Karen
This is lovely, love the pin pricking round the edges too, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Bev said...

fab card ty for joining us at crafty sentiments x

Robbie said...

This is so eye-catching. Love the vivid colors and the clean lines of the image and the card layout.

Lynne said...

Oh this is gorgeous!! love the simplicity just perfect for the challenge at Fairy Fun Friday - thanks for sharing xx Lynne xx

Suzi said...

A delightful card Karen, love the tree decorations and the colour combo is perfect for Christmas.
Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week.
Hugs
Suzi x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice clean card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Suzanne said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Rhonda Langley said...

The paper goes great with your image! Love the paper piercing!

Carissa said...

Very pretty, traditional card. Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge. Hugs, Carissa

Paige said...

Karen , I love how you decorated the cute tree image! fun card!

KER said...

really great holiday card...cute digi

Alissa said...

Love it Karen! Thanks again!

Virgo5 said...

Fantastic card, love the embellishments!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

annieambriel said...

I love this card. I love teh Christmas. Simple and very pretty :)

Thanks for joining us at SMC Challenge this week :)

Carrie said...

oh my gosh what a cute tree!! Love the red bling on it too. Great christmas card

Donna Heber said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Karen.

skylife said...

It's such a beautiful card! Really love the papers and all the embellishments!
Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Jill said...

Wow wonderful card, just love it! Thanks for playing along with us and hope to see you again. Jill

karlinchen50 said...

Hello a very beautiful card and a great design.

Hugs Karla

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

What a stunning card. That little tree is darling with those added pearls. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic. Hugs x

Axa said...

I love that it's so simple and clean. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Neeti said...

Super cute creation Karen. Love the tree and the blings :). Thanks for sharing this with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.
Hugs, Neeti {DT(FBC)}

craftyb said...

Such a sweet christmas card...i love all the bling on your tree - great colour mix! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week! bx

The Mama Monkey said...

What a beautiful tree and I LOVE how you dressed it up with rhinestones!

mforquer said...

Love this! So beautiful - the Christmas tree is fantastic and I love those punches around the border! Thanks for playing at Meljen's Design this week!
melissa

merniebug said...

This is a darling card. Thanks for sharing and for joining us here at DDSB for this week's red and green challenge.

darling Ho said...

This is so PRETTY!
Thanks for join us at SEW MANY Challenge, hope to see you next time.
Hugs, ~darling Ho~

WeirdCat said...

Very pretty, lovely papers, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

I like the tree image and all the bling that you added to it for the ornaments.

Diane said...

A lovely Christmas card! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Diane x

Jóna said...

Hi Karen
Super great card as usual :D
Hugs, Jóna

Kelly said...

Great idea I love the pearls for the tree decorations. Thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing your future creations.

Patty said...

Fantastic Christmas card, love the embellishments you've added on your tree image.

Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving. My MIL usually gives us leftovers too and I love not having to cook the next day as well.

Patty said...

I love that tree!