Monday, 28 March 2011

Bah! Humbug! Challenge 12

This week's challenge over at Bah! Humbug! is Christmas Trees.

Rather than going down the traditional route I decided to use my Penny Black Fantasy Tree which was stamped and gold embossed.  I then decided to create a pyramage using a set of nesties that I bought which were exclusive to Create & Craft.  Instead of using all the dies in the normal way I thought I would alternate each die at a 45 degree angle so they all fit inside each other but created a different look.  I also cut the largest shape from a piece of gold mirri and laid this down on my square card blank first so that the gold would glint through the layers.  I then used silicone glue to pyramage all the layers.  I then used various Stickles glue to add colour making it look as though there were Christmas lights throughout the tree.  I then added some ribbon and gems.  The sentiment is computer generated and matted using my Stampin Up oval and scalloped oval punches.

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  1. What a really nice card. Hugs Rita xx

  2. That is a beautiful tree and I'm quite sure the picture doesn't do this card justice - it looks fab.

  3. A really stunning card Karen great idea to off set the nesties.


  4. I LOVE that PB tree - really MUST get it back out and inky! Fab card and a great use of the PB stamp


  5. Wow that is so clever and so effective. I love that stamp and it's so good to see it being used in a totally different way.
    I (Ann) am typing this on Max's computer - staying at her house (the Scottish wing of Bah! Humbug!) this week. You can imagaine what fun we're having.
    Love from Ann and Max.
    the Bah! Humbuggers


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