Thursday, December 12, 2019

Enchanted Forest

I am back with another trio of similar Christmas cards for faster cardmaking during this busy season. This time I used the same Papertrey Ink Enchanted Forest stamp set but changed up the layout for each. I will go ahead and confess that I have had these trees stamped up since June. Yeah, that long. The reason I know is because I found it in my blog drafts with a June date.

I stamped the various trees in a variety of ink colors and cut out with the matching Enchanted Forest Dies.

I am submitting the above card for the current Color Throwdown (CTD573) Challenge with colors of Lime Green, Hot Pink and White. I first embossed the card front using a die from the Papertrey Ink Shape Shifters Oval 2 Die. I only had one pink stamped and cut tree so I stamped two different ones directly onto the card front, along with the snowflakes and sentiment. I then added the cut tree, adhering the foliage part using craft foam. A strip of patterned paper as the bottom border finished it up.

For this card I used a border style embossing folder to partially emboss the card front. I added the three cut trees over the embossed area and stamped the sentiment. The center tree is actually lavender and purple but I think my light box made it looked more gray. I am submitting this one to the Addicted to CAS #174 Challenge which is a theme of trees. 

For card #3 I used a geo snowflake stencil with distress ink to create a partial background then attached the trees over the stenciled portion. A sentiment from the Simon Says Tiny Words Christmas set and a few silver holeless sequins finished it up. The layout came from the Freshly Made Sketches #415 Challenge.

Products: Papertreyink stamps and dies, dp and cs; Simon Says stamp, The Cat's Pajamas Holeless Sequins, Darice Embossing Folder, PTI ink

Have a great rest of the week!

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  1. These are lovely Nancy! I like this fun style of tree and I love that you've made each card different. My favourite is the one with the embossed snow :)
    Vicky x

  2. I love the various trees in all of the color schemes. Such fun backgrounds for each! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. I absolutely love these cards. The trees lend themselves to CAS style cards and you have showcased them beautifully. That snowflake stencil makes a perfect background for your two trees. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Adorable CAS cards!! Thanks so much for playing along at the Color Throwdown!

  5. Oh my! All of your cards are just glorious Nancy! I am loving your colours choices and the fresh feel your cards have. Thanks for playing along at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. What a wonderful set of cards! I love the bright color palettes and those so pretty trees. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.