Monday 17 December 2018

…looking up at our beautiful tree…

Sharing my final design for my bulk Christmas cards, this one featuring the lovely Flourishing Tree stamp from Penny Black.

I paid a visit to a friend yesterday who runs a craft store and she let me rummage through her box of yet to be listed items and when I saw this stamp, I knew it had to come home with me.  It was perfect for a super quick and CAS card, just what I needed to finish mine for the year.

Over at Christmas Card Throwndown they’re letting you pick a challenge from 2017.  I took the opportunity to find the perfect colour palette for my card, which I did with the January colours of cream, aqua and brown.  My cream is in the watercolour paper I’ve stamped my image onto.  I used brown and aqua ink to stamp and also matted the watercolour paper on aqua and brown paper.  I think it is a lovely colour combination and one I’d not have thought to do without the prompt of the palette.

As my card features a Christmas tree, I am entering it in the current challenge at Allsorts.  Being so totally CAS I’m also linking it up at Hiding in My Craft Room, where I’ve got the Christmas twist all wrapped up too!

Inks & Paints etc
Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad ~ Bermuda Bay
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Vintage Photo
Arches Aquarelle Watercolour ~ 185gsm Cold Pressed
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Fourz Cardstock ~ Patina
Photo Play b Side Scrapper ~ Dark Red / Gold

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Such a beautiful CAS card, love the way you inked up the stamp. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week!

  2. Magnifique sapin Emily, il scintille et illumine ta carte, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz

  3. Super CAS card and a super stamp, like the multi colours too. Thank you for joining our 'Christmas Tree' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  4. This is beautiful, especially in these colours mixed on your tree. Lucky you to have such a friend, maybe dangerous though! Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

  5. What a wonderful holiday card you made :-))
    I am very glad that you are playing with us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.
    I wish you a peaceful Christmas ... Hugs, Andreja

  6. I have to agree the most Perfect Stamp for this card. Love the multi colours on the inked tree so effective. A Great CAS Card.

  7. I love your sparkling and swirly Christmas tree! - just beautiful in CAS!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.
    I wish you a Happy New Year!
    Rosi xx


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