Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ODBDSLC263 Christmas Inspiration

Hello!  I've got a card to share for you for this week's Inspiration Challenge at ODBD.  Also, I'm trying a new format.  Hopefully it will be easier to read (if you read and not just look at the photos - I admit I do that too sometimes!) and concise.  Let me know what you think!

ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies
ODBD Mini Tag Sentiments and Mini Tag Dies
ODBD Splendorous Stars dies
ODBD Lovely Leaves dies
ODBD Small Bow dies
Gold Metal Craft Foil
Recollection Rustic Luxe Paper Pad

1.  Die cut background paper with pierced rectangle from the Splendorous Stars die set.
2.  Die cut large Vintage Flourish pattern die out of white card stock.
3.  Leave in die and sponge with Antique Linen distress ink.
4.  Die cut 30+ branches in various green card stock with the twiggy branch from Lovely Leaves die set.
5.  Die cut small bow and assemble.
6.  Stamp Merry Christmas and die cut out with the Mini Tag Sentiments and die.
7.  Glue the branches down, starting at the bottom of the tree and laying branches on top in a triangle shape.  
8.  Die cut star out of gold craft metal sheet and pop up on top of tree.
9.  Cut and glue small red strip of card stock near bottom of the card.
10.  Pop up tag and glue red bow.

On the close up above, you can see I used a darker green on the bottom of the tree and a lighter brighter green on top.

And please check out my other CT sisters for more wonderful inspiration:

JuliePaulaChris, and Robin

To see all the projects created for this challenge or to join in the fun click here. You have until November 22, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

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  1. Oh Diana, this is so totally perfect! Wow, your Christmas tree is amazing and so much work!!! I LOVE it! I will be trying this my friend...this is just gorgeous! I love how you used the small bow too. The deep red is really rich and looks so real, like velvet! Beautiful dear friend!

  2. Oh, I agree with Robin- your tree looks amazing!!! Love you used the Lovely Leaves Die to cut all of the branches and then assembled them into this wonderful work of art- just stunning!! Hugs and have a blessed week, my friend!

  3. So pretty with that bow and the tiny star detail, Diana! You spent a lot of time die cutting to make that precious tree! I'm with Robin and will making a tree like this too! Very beautiful my sister stick!!!!

  4. Wowzer, Diana!! Such a stunning card!! I love the tree you have created!! You can tell you put a lot of time into die cutting all this pine boughs!! The layout and design is gorgeous my friend. So rich!!

  5. I like the new format. It was easy to follow. The card is even better, but wow the patience, and the ability to see from here to there when on branch #3! ;-)


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