Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Lovely as a Branch!

Hello Everyone

I have seen various versions of today's card out in blog-land. I have no idea which clever person first thought it up - but I am very grateful to them.

Once I started playing with the bauble from Contempo Christmas, I realised I wanted to 'hang' it from something, but didn't have a suitable branch stamp - until I saw this idea.

The branches are made with the fir tree from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set - don't they work well?

I used the Cherry Cobbler cardstock again, which I love so much, and daubed the edges of the card with Early Espresso ink to give a slightly vintage look.

The bauble is stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with silver embossing powder and the 'string' it hangs from was drawn with a Versamark pen.

I finished the card by embossing the greeting in black and adding a bow made with Old Olive satin ribbon.

Hope you like :)


  1. beautiful card and great idea to use the fir tree, will have to remember that one

  2. very beautiful & elegant..... I love the way u have embossed the elements.... They come alive.... It must be a good 'FEEL'...... :)


  3. The embossing is beautiful on the cherry CS! Lovely card!

  4. very clever!! I love how the bow pops so much (I mean it's a bow, it's going to, but I love how it looks with the very simple background). I think my Christmas cards may end up looking a lot like this hehe.

    Thank you for sharing!

  5. Wow these are so pretty and what a great idea to sue the tree as branches, TFS. Lovely card.

  6. These are so elegant and beautiful. Love them!

  7. wonderful...can i CASE this please?!

  8. I am loving all of these gorgeous holiday cards you have been creating. (I actually ordered the Contempo Christmas set the other day because you inspired me with your blue cards!) That branch is absolutely perfect on this card, too! :)

  9. What beautiful and classy cards! Sure do love that new cherry cobler colour too, and all that embossing looks great.

  10. This is gorgeous, love the colors.

  11. Clever idea! And a beautiful result.

  12. Lovely! Love your "fir" branches-ingenious!


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