Sunday, December 9, 2018

Decorating the Tree for Christmas

NOTE: I have two blog posts today. The one following this one is my Three Musketeer post, or you can go directly to it HERE.

Something you might not know about me: I like to think outside the box. I like to try new things. I like to surprise people. It's all part of my creative nature.

So, when I saw the gorgeous Raisin Boat Merry Nature stamp set my mind started thinking of other ways to use it.

What do you see in this picture? I see two gorgeous trees, an evergreen and a birch. I see a couple of quotes and some sentiments. And... Yes, wait for it.

I see some branches. If you put that evergreen tree on its side, why not? Then it's the perfect place to hang the gorgeous Victorine Original Snowflake Ornament. Am I right?

I will admit that I tried stamped the Merry Christmas directly onto the Gingham DP. A word to the wise. That did not work. So what's a girl to do? Throw the card - the nearly finished card (gasp!) - in the trash. Definitely not. I simply stamped the sentiment onto a white piece of CS and sponged Antique Linen ink around the edges to match the sponging on the image piece and then I adhered it right on top of the Merry Christmas that didn't look very good on the DP. 

I added a rhinestone to the center of the ornament and wanted to add some balance to the card, so I also added a few of the rhinestones in the lower left corner as well.

You might also notice that there is just a partial bit of black showing below the red striped DP. That is not a mistake; that was intentional. Just another little creative tweak to this particular card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps: Raisin Boat Merry Nature stamped with Memento Cottage Ivy and Tuxedo Black Ink and Victorine Original Snowflake Ornament stamped with Memento Lady Bug Ink (Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink was used for distressing purposes)

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Real Red CS and DP from the Paper Studio Cozy Little Christmas Paper Pad

Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones


Donna said...

Very creative use for using the pine tree. It's the perfect branch for your ornament. Great looking card! That's what I would have done with the sentiment too. I hate throwing away cards after I've worked so hard on them. Have a great week!

Barb said...

Very Creative--cute ornament!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love how you 'saw' the tree differently to get more use from it. A very creative cards, beautifully made with some very special touches on it.

Lynn McAuley said...

Such a beautiful tree set!! I love your innovative use of the tall pine!! Great holiday card!