Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Distressed Xmas card

The week is passing by, and I've been wanting to play with a few of the challenges this week before they expired!  Here is another simple Christmas card, which is standard mailing size but glitzed up with pretty homemade embellishments, heat embossing, and gorgeous papers.

The image is from Gina K, a set called Tree Silhouettes.  The paper is my very favourite paper of all time, Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium (must have bought about 6 of these paper packs!!), the flower was made using my trusty Spellbinders dies, and the flourish is a Cheerie Lynn one, I believe.

The trees were stamped first in Vintage Sepia Versafine, and then the top tree was stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with Copper embossing powder.  The edges have been distressed with scissors and some brown craft ink.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Your favourite ....Graphic 45 papers
Gina K - Friday challenge - Christmas card with Distressing
ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for up to you 
Anything goes - make your own embellishment (the poinsettia)


  1. You know, I like the one upstairs, but I like this one better. X

  2. Oh love this I love Distress inks and love how you have done your trees great idea! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, Samantha :0)

  3. That paper is fantastic and love your watermark trees! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  4. very cool! Love how you stamped the trees and the papers are wonderful too!

  5. A stunning simple Christmas card! Love the trees and the papers. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

  6. Stunning card. So lovely design. I like the colors you have used and those trees are so cute. Thanks for sharing.