Saturday 13 December 2014

Sweet Stampin' DT - Oh Christmas Tree

Good morning to you all.

Well, it's that time again ---- it's Sweet Stampin' day!!

Our theme this week is 'Oh Christmas Tree'. This so reminds me of the time my daughter was in her infant school Christmas play, which was aptly called 'Oh Christmas Tree'.  At the time I used to help out in the school few days a week - and on this occasion I helped with the costumes, face painting and scenery. I just being involved especially when there was something creative and festive going on and I loved every single minute of it. I can remember feeling so proud of all the little ones who took part including my daughter.  It's hard to believe now, that many of them are successful adults and parents with little ones of their own.  How time flies!!! Well now have the Christmas carol 'Oh Christmas Tee' firmly stuck in my head I can't stop singing it, lol.

Anyhoo, he's my Design Team card for you.  It's quite a CAS one really, with a stamped image and a few die cut elements. It was so quick to make, which is just perfect for this time of the year.

Here's What I did
I used a 5" x 5" white base card on which I matted some patterned paper. Then I die cut a black stitched square and 4 white plain squares. One of the white squares was cut again using a village scene die, the other 3 squares were also die cut using a curved border die so that they would look like snowy slopes.  All the edges of the cut pieces were coloured with a blue Copic pen and glittered, these were then layered up to create a snowy scene. The finished picture was matted onto some red card and added to the card base. Finally I added my stamped and embossed Christmas tree to the picture using some foam tape for dimension, along with a red gems for a bit of glitz. 

Here's everything I used:
Stamp: 'Snowy Christmas' - Butterfly Kisses By HobbyArt
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Black and Red CS, Lawn Fawn 'Peace, Joy, Love' Paper Pad.
Dies: Spellbinder 'Curved Border One', XCut '7 Piece Village - Build a Scene'
Other: Embossing Powder, Glitter, Gems, Copic Pen B0000, Sharpie White Pen, Holographic Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink
So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Oh Christmas Tree' challenge we'd love to see your entries. REMEMBER you must include a stamped element on your card!  Have fun and good luck.
This week's prize sponsor is My Creative Classroom - Online Class.

I look forward to seeing what you create.
Thank you so much for dropping by, why not leave me a message to say hi :)

Challenges entered: 
Janine x


Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

You've got me singing now too Janine. Sweet that it reminded you of your 'little' girlie. Not so little anymore! Love your card, the red really makes the card 'pop'. So striking. Hugs, Wends x

Chris said...

A lovely design, the black and white combo is very classy beautifully enhanced by the splashes of red.
I remember watching and helping out with my children's nativity plays it's the grandchildren..and I still get tearful!

Mrs A. said...

I'm humming a long too. Love this gorgeous card. Tree looks really effective with the gems. Hugs Mrs A.

Christine L said...

Hi Janine...

Your card is fabulous.... I love the red and black contrast... and that black sky... looks so good!

Don't remind me how fast time flies.... it flies a darn sight quicker after 60!! LOL!

Christine x

Ali said...

This is lovely - c&s yet striking xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a stunning card! Love your Christmas tree... and how it really stands out against the black/white elements of your card!

coops said...

so stunning janine.i love the scene you have created and your striking colours are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Marilyn said...

Love, love, love this! Brilliant design and did I mention I love it?