Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree ...

Thy leaves are so unchanging ...

What better line to open today's post? All these Christmas cards are making me sing carols in my head. I had to get them out and what better way than to sing it loud to you guys.

Well, back to my desk and WOYWW. Sorry peeps, but I forgot to take a picture of my work in progress this week, so instead, I'm showing you the card I managed to pull off after a lot of inking. I must say this card gave me some ribbon trouble. I had it lying there for days with ribbons next to it in all shades of blue. Bought even more in different shades today just to end up using a black one. Still not 100% sure, so please, let me know what you think.


Broken China and Antique Linen distress ink
Gold mirri card (at least, that's what I think it's called)
White card stock
Giving Tree stamp by Hero Arts
White Embossing powder by Zing
Ribbon from Hobbycrafts
Rectangle and Scalloped rectangle Nestabilities


Sizzix Big Shot machine
Sizzix Dots and Flowers embossing set

How to:

  1. Die cut a white rectangle panel and a scalloped one from gold card stock.
  2. Stamp and heat emboss the tree.
  3. Distress the background with Broken China. I first tapped a bit of ink from my pad to the craft sheet and then diluted it with some water to obtain the light colour you see in the picture. Distress the edges of the card base as well.
  4. Emboss a panel with dots. Attach a ribbon down the middle
  5. Assemble everything as shown and embellish with rhinestones.
I'm entering the Crazy4Challenges and Stamp Simply for the first time with this card - hope you like it!


Sheila said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for the detailed instructions.

Lavinia said...

Hi Josianne!
Love your card think its a great sucess with the Black Ribbon, for me it looks just right! Very Elegant!
Lavinia #128

Serendipity Stamping said...

I like the different blendings of blue on this card. Not sure I like the shade of ribbon, but that's just me.

jude said...

Love the card and the black ribbon just seems to set it off!
Have a fab WOYWW
hugs judex41

Sue from Oregon said...

very pretty!!!

Scrapcat 1 said...

I like your card but I think a gold ribbon would have been better but everyone is different. keep on singing

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah..ribbon dilemma. I'm very familiar with that. COngrats on making it to a really nice card - when I stall, it usually stays unfinished!!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Fab cards. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 34)