Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Contemporary Christmas Trees

Hi there, today I would like to share a Christmas card I made in contemporary colours as part of a last minute batch for neighbours and/or my husband’s workmates. This one was actually inspired by a shop bought card I received!

I stamped a row of foreground Christmas trees using Warm Breeze, Charming Pink and Verdant Versafine Clair, with background trees stamped with 2nd generation Morning Mist.  I “grounded” the trees by scribbling a line with my Quickie glue pen and then applying holographic glitter, and blinged it up a bit more with my Spectrum Noir glitter brush pen. I stamped the sentiment, edged the panel with black pen and matted onto a large snippet of coloured card stock (I used various snippets for the other cards in the batch). Finally I added a co-ordinating sparkly gem and Posca pen “snowflakes”. Here is an angled pic to show the sparkly snow.

Stamps: Lavinia Fir Tree 1; Uniko Christmas Wishes;
Media: Versafine Clair (Warm Breeze, Charming Pink, Verdant, Morning Mist, Nocturne); holographic glitter; Spectrum Noir glitter brush pen (clear); Posca pen (white).

Challenges I would like to enter:

As You Like It - Anything Goes for Christmas (3rd entry) - TOP 3
C.R.A.F.T. #661 - Christmas - The Last Stretch (2nd entry)
Crafty Catz #618 - Anything Goes with option Last Minute Christmas (2nd entry)
Dream Valley #284 - Christmas
Krafty Chicks #641 - Christmas (2nd entry) - TOP PICK
Scribbles #114 - The Most TREE-mendous Time of Year
Snippets Playground #443 - Anything Goes With Snippets
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Add Some Sparkle (4th entry)
Sparkles Christmas #143 - Non-traditional Christmas Colours - SPOTLIGHT WINNER
Word Art Wednesday #573/574 - Anything Goes (4th entry)

Here is a picture of the whole batch. I was really pleased with how efficient these were to produce!

All of these cards will be hand delivered - all my posted cards were sent well over a week ago, though who knows when/whether they will arrive?? We have hardly received any though the letterbox so far this year ... even on non-strike days the postman often doesn't call, and I can't help but speculate that with the cost of living, cost of postage and postal turmoil many people aren't bothering or are really scaling back this year. Such a shame as I personally get a lot of pleasure both from making/sending and receiving them. 

Hope everyone is keeping safe and warm in the vicious wintry weather conditions we’re experiencing here in the UK. Take care, and thanks for visiting.


brenda said...

A super collection of colourful cards Pauline.

B x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! These are gorgeous, love the colours and the fab design Pauline. You were inspired by a shop bought card? Well, I am inspired by you. I am going to save this for next year, I hope I remember it. hahaha.

We have had hardly any cards either, I sent out over 50 at the beginning of December, without the hand delivered ones. So I guess people aren't sending them as you say, Yes! A shame.
Keep warm
Faith x

Di said...

What a lovely card - and you made six, well done. Great design and lovely contemporary colours as well.

My Christmas card tale is pretty sad - I ordered Christmas stamps from Royal Mail way back in November. And am still waiting for them to arrive. They took an age to process the order but apparently they were finally despatched on 28th November and are en route but caught up in the strikes. So a lot of our cards most certainly won't arrive in time for Christmas.


Di xx

Sarn said...

A fantastic contemporary Christmas card - LOVE those colours. Congrats on making a few of them.

Thanks for submitting your homework to the Snippets Playground. You’ll find Di and I up in the Treehouse if you fancy a mug of hot chocolate and a natter! x

AlisonC said...

This is really lovely and especially the colours you've chosen and the added snow.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is so super pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.
God bless you,

Lisa said...

Great job creating a few of this wonderful card. I love the nontraditional colors on the trees.

Linby said...

I've not sent a lot by post this year, as who knows when they will arrive - thanks for mine. I will do ecards.
These look so pretty and I think it's your choice of colour combo that really gives them a special feel.

Dawn Phillips said...

Stunning. I love those colours together. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge. Love Dawn x

Heather said...

Pauline, these are wonderful! LOVE your non-traditional colors, and I love the sparkly layer for a fun glitter border! Perfect touch! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous set of cards, I love the tree stamp and it looks fab in those colours.
Lorraine x

Larissa said...

Very lovely card. I love the colours you used for the trees. Thanks so much for joining us at the Ayli challenge.


Helen said...

Beautiful - love the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at The Scribbles Designs Challenge.

Helen x