Monday, September 10, 2018

Christmas Tree Card with a Modern Vibe

Hello friends!
Hope you are having a great day so far.
Today's card is a quick Christmas card with a modern vibe!
I am using the following Penny Black Xmas Tree Die as an example.
Penny Black - Christmas - Creative Dies - Xmas Tree Border
Penny Black - Christmas - Creative Dies - Xmas Tree Border

(Simon Says Stamp is currently out of stock)
Even though the name of the die indicates that it is a "border", it is perfect for center stage.
I often see the product as it IS, not what it is meant to be! 
There is  difference, right?

Merry Christmas (4) 

How cool is that tree die? In order to show off its coolness, I decided to use a piece of stripey alcohol inked-paper that I made a while a go.  It was sitting on my craft desk and I didn't think it could be used in any of my cards!
Merry Christmas

Note to myself: do not discard seemingly impossible-to-use scraps. 
This die also comes with a few tiny stars (which I used with silver glitter paper).
Merry Christmas (5)

After the die-cutting, I added the extra piece of strip from the tree to the bottom of the card.
To keep the design simple yet vibrant, I stamped just a few snowflakes (from Sparkling Bright Stamp Set)  in the background and call it a day.

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Kara Lynne said...

Gorgeous rainbow of color on your beautiful modern trees, Virginia! I was surprised you said it was a scrap, it looks like you inked it with these trees in mind!

Linda BL said...

You are right, the trees look great as the focal point of the card. Definitely a card with a modern Christmas look. The color grouping also adds to the modern touch.

conil said...

So glad you didn't throw that alchol inked paper out. It looks incredible diecut with these awesome trees. Also love the snowflakes and the teensy, little, glittery stars.

Harriet said...

Unique. Although I am a traditionalist.....your card is one I would like to make. The simplicity sings to me!

Denise Bryant said...

Love those vivid colors!

Cindy C. said...

The vibrant colored trees look awesome!

Sue D said...

Love the colorful trees.

Ana A said...

What a beautiful card Virginia! I love how you used previously inked piece! I love the colors and design :)

Dawn T said...

Love the colourful trees Virginia. A great design

Purple Princess said...

Super fun and colorful card!