Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Inkspirations 49 - Trimming the tree

Hi all,

weeelllll its been a long time since I've been able to do an Inkspiration challenge. But then of the last 7 weeks I've only spent 2.5 at home!!! So finally reunited with all my stamping stuff the urge to get creative hit last night and I kept going till I was done as I knew I wouldn't get the time today. So what challenge did Makeesha set - well a sketch, here it is.

So what did I do with it - what else but a Christmas card - of course ;) I had two starting points - I wanted to use SU! Dashing DSP (retired) and a PaperTrey Inc Christmas set I had bought last year and not inked up yet (opps - last night was the night to remedy that!). Here's what I came up with.

The colours from the DSP dictated the scheme - so I went with a Very Vanilla base, then layered that with an Old Olive mat, then added some dotty patterned DSP. For the long vertical element of the sketch I used an old jumbo wheel (All About Christmas) - giving me panel and sentiment all in one! Because I wanted my Christmas tree to be the star I kept both the panel elements of the sketch Old Olive on Vanilla. For my Christmas tree I stamped it in Real Red on Very Vanilla, then used my largest oval nestability to cut it out, and also cut a scalloped Olive mat for it. Then I added a Choc Chip base for the tree and decorated it with buttons and a star. The final element of the card was to add three red buttons at the end of the long vertical panel, over some scalloped Olive edging. Oh and unusual for me - I finished off the inside of this Christmas card - stamping the same tree, but in Olive (stamped off first), and adding a Red sentiment over the top - and of course a star!

So to finish up I wanted to say thanks for visiting :)


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise specified
Stamps: All About Christmas (R), Tree Trimmimg Trio (PaperTrey Inc)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Dashing DSP (R), small star punch (R), Scallop border punch, Classic and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Old Olive button, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy buttons (PaperTrey Inc), DMC embroidery thread, Tombow, Dimensionals, Double sided tape


  1. Great Chrissy card Kim. I totally love Dashing and stocked up before it retired - must pull some out again soon.

    Love that PTI stamp set - just a perfect card.

  2. Beautiful card Kim, I love the way you've used the sketch. The colours are great and I loved that you used the wheel on the side panel. This is a gorgeous Christmas card!

  3. Beautiful card Kim! Love the Christmas tree, and all the buttons...v.cute.


  4. wow, Kim! Love the tree and the colours!

  5. Love the tree with the buttons on it!! Darling use of the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us this week :)

  6. Hi Kim,
    I love the inside of this card and the way you have layered the sentiment over the tree. Lovely card!

  7. Very, very cute Kim - love those button ornaments! Great DSP & the greeting panel is a fantastic idea. :)

  8. Such a fun card! Love the button-trimmed tree!


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