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Monday, 18 August 2014

Festival of Trees

There is a new punch in the Holiday Catalogue that is super cool.  Just think, this punch cuts out your Christmas tree.  The trees in the Festival of Trees stamp set co-ordinate perfectly with the new Tree Punch.

The trees are very simple trees and are therefore perfect for a very clean and simple card.  I decided to design one that showed off the trees and also met a colour challenge that had intrigued me all week.  The Pals Paper Arts colour challenge:
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I also wanted to follow a very clean and simple design at the AAA Cards:


I chose my base cardstock to be Naturals White and left a wide margin before adding a layer of Pear Pizzazz and then a layer of Basic Black.  In the centre I attached the Whisper White layer onto which I had stamped two trees and attached a centre, punched-out tree.  My trees were stamped using Pear Pizzazz ink and the baubles were all coloured using my Strawberry Slush Stampin' Marker.  As a final touch, I added three rhinestones---one for the top of each tree.

Like I said, it's a clean and simple card.  It spotlights the Festival of Trees stamps and, of course, the colours.





























For more cards using these colours, check out the Pals Paper Arts Challenge.

For more cards using this design, check out the AAA Cards Challenge.

16 comments:

  1. Great layout with the trees. I just bought this set and can't wait to play with it! Thank you for playing along with the pals color challenge this week!

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    1. Thank you, Windy. It's easier to line things up with the photopolymer but I'm still getting used to not working with rubber.

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  2. Very, very cute and clean design. Super cute stamp set. Thank you for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week Heidi.

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    1. Thanks so much, Rae. I really am beginning to enjoy some of the new photopolymer stamps.

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  3. What a fun and festive holiday card, Heidi! Thank you for joining us at AAA Cards.

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    1. Thank you, Angela. I enjoy joining your challenges.

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  4. What a darling card. I love those trees and the fact that the ornaments can be stamped in another color.

    Thanks for leaving some comment love at my blog earlier this week.

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    1. Thank you very much, Alanna. I appreciate your comments.

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  5. Great Christmas twist to CASEing my card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards this week.

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    1. Thanks, Jane. I love your card and may try another twist before the challenge closes.

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  6. Wow! Such a great card. I love your take on the inspiration. Nice and CAS, too. Thanks so much for joining in at AAA Cards.

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words, Julia. I've enjoyed the challenge.

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  7. So cute to use the trees to match the inspiration card. So glad you could play along at AAA Cards

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I really enjoyed your challenge.

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  8. I love this - simply beautiful trees - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too.

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    1. Thanks, Hazel, I'll check your challenge out.

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