Saturday 24 December 2016

Shimmery Winter Trees

Hi there

As there is no Less is More post from me today as we have a two-weeker, I thought I'd pop back to share another batch of Christmas cards I made earlier this month.

Some of these were sent overseas so I've held back on sharing these until most had been received.  I made a selection of these, 28 in total, using 4 different colours of Distress Inks...

Blueprint Sketch...

Spun Sugar...

Shaded Lilac...

Broken China,..

I die cut a circle from some scraps of thick cardstock and used these as masks to blend my backgrounds.  I then flicked water droplets onto the blending and blotted away to create the snow.  Then came the time consuming part...die cutting all the trees, 84 in total! Once cut I placed batches of them into a box (eventually found one as I didn't want mess all over my lounge!) and spritzed them with some Cosmic Shimmer mist.  Once dry these were adhered to the card bases and I then simply stamped the sentiment below in black...super easy and quick thanks to the MISTI!

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Ink - Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Dies: Craft Emotions - Pine Trees
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - In-Stitches Christmas
  • Accents: Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Pearl Mist

Challenge entries:

Crafty Creations - Challenge #331 - Any Holiday
My Time to Craft - Challenge #336 - Christmas but Non-Traditional Colours
CAS-ual Fridays - Challenge #163 - Christmas and Hanukkah
Creative Inspirations - Challenge #264 - White Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #179 - Christmas with a Twist (non-traditional colours)
A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #184 - Anything Christmas Goes
The Male Room - Challenge #50 - Christmas/Winter Wishes/December Celebrations (linking up the blue versions)
Dream Valley - Challenge #146 - Christmas
Penny Black and More - December Challenge - Black and White plus one (all are B+W+1)

Thanks for popping by, I hope to be back with more posts today to share more Christmas creations.

I hope you have a lovely Christmas Eve and get all your final preparations completed ahead of the big day tomorrow!


  1. What a wonderful cards, love the simplicity and the shimmer. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  2. Merry Christmas Anita :-)
    I am one of those lucky people who received one of these cards. Wow, it really is much more beautiful than the picture. Christmas tree gently sparkle and the background so wonderfully worked with water, creating a delicate brighter spots that look like snowflakes. Thank you for the beautiful card, Anita :-)

  3. What a lovely set of cards. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers this time and have a lovely Christmas.

  4. A wonderful set of cards! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  5. Lovely collection of cards. Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts December challenge and good luck x Susan x

  6. Love your wonderful Christmas card collection, just beautiful.

  7. Beautiful set of those shimmery trees ..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges.. Wish you a great year ahead!! Hugs Deepti Aggarwal xx

  8. Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for participating in the My Time To Craft Challenge this week and good luck.

  9. Simple and SO effective, what a fab idea. Thank you for sharing them with us at TMR.

  10. What a wonderful set of cards.
    Thank you for entering my Christmas with a Twist challenge at CCM.
    hugs Kimx


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