Saturday, 13 August 2011

Christmassy Less is More

As it was so cold and dull yesterday, it put me in the mood for making Christmas cards, so I used my new waltzingmouse tiny trees set to create a Christmas card for CAS-ual Friday and I liked it so much, I've decided to use this week's one-layer inky theme at Less is More to do another.


I used a tiny 3x3 inch card - I really love these little cards - and masked off the top and bottom to create an inky background.  I used a blue cosmic shimmer, spritzed and dried with a heat gun so I could "blow" the puddles around to create interesting shapes.  Then I stamped the green tree teardrops by mixing two inks directly on the stamp.  I then stamped the two different length trunks and allowed them to dry.  I stamped the swirly stars in white and embossed with snowflake embossing powder.  I'm not sure if this is meant to be lights or frost, but I think the white works for either.  I finally finished with a simple sentiment, from the same stamp set, in one of the shades of green I used on the trees.

I'm also entering this into Secret Saturday challenge as their theme this week is Christmas is Coming and Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas Challenge which is one layer or simple this week.

I'll try to do something more summery later I promise as there is a hint of actual blue sky outside this morning!

See you later.
Craftilicious x

44 comments:

  1. Fabulous, such a lovely design and such clever use of the different techniques. I love it !
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  2. This is very clever, and I love those little trees!

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  3. Gorgeous! Great techniques you've used. xx

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  4. Wow, a wonderful card

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  5. Gorgeous card, I like the colours and the sparkling snowflakes. x

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  6. WOW this is super what a great card, Hazelxox

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  7. Great technique and fab result.

    Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

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  8. Super card Tara.. I love those trees and great inky effects.
    Thanks so much.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  9. Love the trees - super card. This would also fit the theme for my CHNC challenge 33 launched this morning - please link it there. x

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  10. Brilliant card Luv Sue x

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  11. Fabulous Tara. Love the inky strip in cool blue and your trees look brilliant with their lights.
    Lynne xxx

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  12. Fabulous Crafty!! I really love how the blue strip came out. Great technique to use; I'll have to remember that.
    TFS
    Carole

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  13. Such a brilliant effect Tara
    Love that inky background
    Briliant!
    Thanks so much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  14. Hope I'm on your Christmas card list as this is super. So pretty and sparkly and so nice to have some different colours for Christmas. Zx

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  15. Looks just FABBBBBBB

    Kathyk

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  16. These trees are so pretty...I love the overall effect! ;)

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  17. I just love this one! Bright, frosty and fab!

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  18. I LOVE this card - it's so effective and really pretty. Well done! x x

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  19. Fabulous card, love it
    Beryl x

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  20. gorgeous creation and perfect for our Christmas is Coming Challenge this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have new candy if you are interested.

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  21. Thank you for linking your gorgeous card for my CHNC challenge 33 - hope to see you again soon. x

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  22. Wow stunning card. I love the colours!

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  23. Hi Tara

    Great little card love the tress with the embossing!

    Hugs

    Tina

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  24. Love your inky blue panel and the embossed stars. A super card. xx

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  25. You've got hooked on these trees haven't you!
    This shows how versatile they are too, fab design, love the inked background :)
    Jenny x

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  26. Beautiful card. I love the different stamping/inking methods used.

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  27. I like the non traditional Christmas colors that you have used...really wonderful design.

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  28. ooh it is gorgeous, love it.
    Linbyx

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  29. Beautiful trees, well done.

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  30. Gorgeous and so different, love it

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  31. Fab trees and the white sets it off beautifully x

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  32. Love your trees and ink effects. Great background!

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  33. Wow...you made a gorgeous card! I think it must be time for me to get busy with my Christmas cards...you've inspired me to get a move on!!

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  34. Wow this is such a Wonderful creation, the image is adorable and coloured so beautifully its just perfect for our challenge

    Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and we hope to see you next week,

    I also have some calorie free candy if you are interested

    Good Luck with the challenge

    Hugs Bridget :0) x
    SCSC DT

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  35. Looks super, great trees.

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  36. Thanks for joining our "Christmas is Coming" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  37. Gorgeous creation
    Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday challenge and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  38. Very pretty...great images and colors!!

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  39. Great Christmas card, love the inky background. Carol x

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  40. Love your card, really pretty!
    Jo x

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  41. I love this idea...so cute! I'm a new follower!

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  42. Gorgeous card - love your little scene,
    Sandy

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  43. This is a beautiful composition, clean and simple obviously comes naturally to you - I struggled. I think the colors you've used and the subtle touches are perfect.

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  44. I really like this for a Christmas card. Modern and fresh looking. Gill x

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