October 13, 2011

A Clean and Simple Christmas Tree

Here’s the Christmas Tree card I promised yesterday.  I like it and
hope you do too!

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Look closely, I began by stamping an image from the set ‘Lovely As A Tree’.  That gave me my tree trunk, a shape to go by and a bit of pine filler in the background.  It’s much better by heat embossing it with clear EP, the image was originally stamped in Always Artichoke.  Awe man….how’d I do that, the sentiment is one letter off center!!  Leave it to me for that ONE little thing to go wrong!

You know that pine punch that you all like so well?  It took about 12 punched pieces glued up and down the middle of the stamped image to get enough for the look I wanted.  I then randomly scattered a few 1/8” and 1/4” circles about for a little bling using SU! Red Glitter paper.

Merry Christmas is from the set ‘Teeny Tiny Wishes’ leaving off the dotted bottom line. Textured Whisper White cardstock was used as my card base.

I liked the tree so well I tried it on an EF that I happened to have on hand still using the textured cardstock……you may like this one better.

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Looking a little closer ~

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They both have the same inside ~

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Hope you liked my Christmas Tree Card it sure was a snap to do!  That’s my kind of card: clean, simple and easy.

So this ends another week for me, I hope I was able to inspire you in some small way on your next card…..*smiles*

Take Care and Happy Stamping!!

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28 comments:

Viv said...

OMG!! Consider them well and truly stolen linda!! How classically beautiful! Gotta CASE THESE! (Especially the one with the EF)!
xxx

Patti Willey said...

Oh I love this tree! But I don't have any of those elements. Love that Embossing Folder! Why don't we sell something so elegant now?
I don't recognize your branch. Is that also retired?

Paper Potter said...

Yes, Linda ... spill the beans on that punched piece. I've seen you use it before and I would love to have it.

Linda said...

Right now I am breathing into a paper bag....this card took my breath away! I just love it. I don't recognize the branch punch. Is is SU? If not, please fess up where you got it because I have to case this card....like right now!!!

Beau's Mom said...

Clean? Yes! Elegant? Yes!
Simple? Ay yi yi!

Darlene G said...

Wow, I really like that tree. Very pretty.

Denise Willerton said...

such a beautiful 3D card Linda ~ TFS and have a wonderful day :-)

Stampin' Pretty said...

Very creative!

Love the glitter ornaments.

Hugs, M

Linda said...

I LOVE IT!!!! I must copy this one :o) I do prefer the first card. I think the green border just adds another pop! I'm so excited because I have ALL of these pieces already :o) TFS!!! Have a great day/weekend :o)

Linda said...

Ooh, just a thought . . . punch out an extra 'ornament', place it next to Merry Christmas and use a silver pen to draw a 'hook'. Then your Merry Christmas being off-centered will look like you did it on purpose ;o)

Carol Carriveau said...

Both versions are fabulous...what a creative idea to layer the branches on top of the stamped tree...and the glitter ornaments tucked in.... Now, I'm another of those who is not familiar with this punch, can you please share where you got it - retired SU!...??? Love the idea the lady had about punching out an extra ornament and adding to 'center' your MC...

LeAnne said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely....and the second embossed one really takes the cake!

Ms said...

love this card, simple yet so eye catching....my favorite kind of card.... ty for sharing your wonderful creativity

Newbie said...

Very pretty tree, and wonderful inspiration!! Will have to try it! Thank you soooo much for sharing the step by step instructions. LOVE BOTH of the cards!

bojaccooley said...

I think your cards are really lovely. Can you let me know what the name of the pine punch is and the embossing folder that you have going around tree #2? thanks so much.

Boo said...

Linda, you are so talented. I just love your cards and creativity. Thanks for sharing. Sue

Gerry said...

Both are very lovely and elegant. The one with the ef is my favorite. I would also like to know where you got the punch and if/where it's still available

Sylvia Kipnes said...

I love this card. So Pretty! I know my card club girls would love it too. What is the punch called and where do they carry it? Is it a retired SU punch?

Linda Callahan said...

You are a true crafter! These trees are beautiful! Gorgeous cards - the white space sets it all off perfectly!

Pauline said...

What beautiful perfect Christmas trees, Linda!! Love both layouts, hard to pick a favorite. My question is also about the punch, what brand? TFS and Hugs, Pauline

Cindy said...

Looks like the Martha Stewart branch punch to me. It's been retired for quite some time now and I'm so disappointed. I've been looking for it for at least a year now.

Joannna Munster said...

Very Beautiful Linda!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Linda! I wish SU! carried something like this punch. This is a masterpiece!

lharnish said...

This is beautiful. I finally found the Martha Stewart branch punch on eBay for a decent price and can't wait for it to arrive to CASE this card. I tried doing something similar with an svg file on my Cricut but it didn't turn out the greatest. I also love that embossing folder. Thanks again for sharing.

Carla Bazhenow said...

OMG, your cards are amazing. That tree will be on a few of my Christmas cards this year too. Your tree is totally awesome and I just love the white space. I so noticed that letter being one off from center... NOT!!! But, I relate. Either name the punch or send me enough to make 3 tree's. lol Hugs,

Georgei said...

beautiful card that you did
thank for showing

jeannine said...

linda, this card is GORGEOUS!!! i absolutely love it. can you share the embossing folder info? and i think it is the retired martha stewart branch punch too, is it? thank you so much for the inspiration!

nlt said...

Love this card....what adhesive did you use and how did you adhere each branch??

Thank you.

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