Saturday, March 9, 2013

Merry Monday #52 Two toned tree

Hello there,
luckily we had a putter around at home afternoon today, which means stamping for me :) It also meant I could finish off my card for this weeks Merry Monday challenge. I had the basic concept worked out a few days ago but I must admit it took more fiddling than I expected to finish it. The colours were not a natural for me I've got to say but in the end I came up with something I liked. Here are the colours.
And here is my end result.

The two toned tree was inspired by this weeks PTI Make it Monday challenge for two toned flowers. I thought it would be a fun idea to translate that to a christmas tree. Sadly the photos don't capture the sparkle  - you can see it - just not how it brightens the colours. At the last minute my hoarding instincts kicked in and I replaced the Cherry Cobler buttons I was going to add to the tree with stamped punched baubles covered by epoxy domes, it makes posting it less troublesome and I liked how it looked too!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Tree Trimming Trio (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobler, River Rock, Early Expresso
Accessories: Hearts a flutter framelits, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Word Window punch, 1/2" circle punch, Corner rounder punch (R), Christmas tree die (PTI), Fine Linen patterned paper (PTI), Cherry Cobler tulle, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 way glue pen, pinking shears, sewing machine, Dimensionals, Epoxy domes, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Very cool idea you have used on your card Kim, love the two toned tree and the popped up ornaments! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

  2. Kim, this is fabulous! Beautiful, vintagey, shabby piece of art - you have used the colours to perfection.

  3. Oh, wow! This is fantastic, Kim! Love that two toned tree and the inside is as wonderful as the outside! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  4. Love the tree and the baubles Kim, pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday again this week.

  5. Wonderful card Kim, your tree is fantasic. Thank you for joining us this week for Merry Monday

  6. Another pretty card Kim - love the two-toned Christmas tree and how you carried over half of one to the inside too! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday again!


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