Sunday, November 10, 2013

Black & White Christmas Tree Card

Today, I am sharing another Christmas card I made for for the children at Toronto's Sick  Kids Hospital as part of the Smiley Team for Kards for Kids.

I had to go to the Michaels Craft Store to pick something up for a specific project.  Since when do I go to Michaels for something specific and not also look at EVERything else and pick up 3x the items I originally went for?  Yeah.

So, I picked up some cute holiday stamps by Studio G.  (I love that stand they have at Michaels - it always has SOMEthing good for $1.50!)  I got a swirly kind of tree and I used it to make some Christmas Gift Tags.  I liked how it looked so much I decided to use it on the next Kards for Kids challenge I've been meaning to tackle.  (Check out the full list of Holiday Card Challenges over at the Kards for Kids blog.)

The Black & White Challenge is from this inspirational photo. I kept with the black and white theme and thought my new tree would be perfect since there are also trees in the inspiration photo!

I didn't put a sentiment on this one so that it's not strictly the religious version of Christmas.  I tried something that's been on my technique bucket list for a while.  I followed a tutorial from Gina K. Designs for the pillow top stamped background.  The inner background is a stamp from Stampin' Up!  The tree is the stamp I got on the cheap at Michaels.  I stamped it right over the words in Versamark ink and then used black embossing powder.

I used a black card base from Michaels I picked up on a previous trip.  I didn't realize  I had grabbed a package without envelopes.  (That explains the great price! lol!)  Michaels' cards are not true standard sizes.  This one was 4.5 x 6.25 inches.  So, all I did was trim it down to 4.25 x 5.5 inches and then it will fit in any of my A2 envelopes.

I really liked how this designed turned out, so I tried it several different ways on some shaker cards.  (I'll post those at a later date.)  I hope you'll play along with the Kards for Kids Holiday Card Challenge!

1 comment:

Thank-you for sharing your thoughts.