Friday, August 9, 2019

Christmas Tree Twofers

Hello there.  Currently away, I wasn’t sure if I would complete my Christmas tree twofers for several challenges, but here they are!


I used Hero Arts Snowy Tree color layering set for my featured tree.  First up is a CAS monochromatic card. I was going for a serene scene.


A reverse circle mask was die cut off the edge from masking paper.  Stamped the solid tree image first with Charcoal ink.  Next inked the second layering image with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder (ep).  Then went back to the first image which was left in the MISTI, and re-stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear ep.  This will protect it from the ink blending.  


Tore a couple of hill masks from labelling tape then added Soft Granite ink with a blending brush to create the scene.  The Holy Star and Peace sentiment were each die cut from white twice and once from silver foil paper and stacked for dimension.  Added some falling snow with a white gelly roll pen to finish.


In contrast to the first card, I went for a colourful Northern Lights scene for my second.  Masked off the bottom, then stamped each tree as described in the first card, but used black ink for the first solid image.  Created the Northern Lights with Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot distress inks.  Added falling snow again with a white gelly roll pen.  Will spritz it with a Sparkle spray for some shimmer when I get home. Black heat embossed the sentiment to finish.


Thank you for dropping by. Enjoy your weekend!









Challenges:
Christmas Kickstart - #16 Christmas Tree Twofers
Merry Little Christmas - #13 August Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - August challenge Add a Tree
A Blog Named Hero - Christmas in July   (HA products: Snowy Tree stamp, Peace S&C, Infinity Circle die, Blackboard ink cubes]


21 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Your first card sure is serene and absolutely beautiful Trina. Your second card is full of colour and vibrancy and what a stunning design. Both cards are amazing and so very beautiful x.

Bonnie said...

These are awesome, Trina! Love the monochromatic scene that is so peaceful and elegant! The second card is such a bold, fun card! A totally different feel!

Darnell said...

Thud! Trina, these are magical! I really can't think of a better adjective! From serene to exciting, they are both breathtaking!! Thank you for playing along in Dotty Jo's Kickstart/Twofer challenge with these stunning designs! Hugs, Darnell

Dotty Jo said...

Whoops, I've just tripped over Darnell who appears to be l;ying on the floor after seeing your fab-u-lous cards! They are breathtakingly beautiful, Trina, you are so talented. Thanks for playing along at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge again, Jo x

nancy littrell said...

Serene and elegant 1st card scene, Trina. Beautiful Stunning Northern Lights 2nd card for your snow covered trees. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Susan said...

Wow! Two absolutely gorgeous cards - I love them both. The simplicity and all the white of the peace one is wonderful. And your Northern Lights are fantastic! Well done on both.

Martina Šedivá said...

The both cards are absolutely beautiful. I admire it very much. Thank you for joining Christmas Crafts All Year Round challenge. Hope to see you again next time. Martina - DT

Helen said...

A great twofer, Trina. Like the contrast from little to lots of color between the two. The reverse circle mask is something I'll need to try soon. I like the results. tfs

Brenda in IN said...

The peace card is just that, the most peaceful, lovely scene. Oh my, that sky! Makes you feel like you've just seen the Northern Lights in person. The snow laden trees are great. A beautiful card, Trina.

Christine Alexander said...

Fantastic cards Trina, I can't decide which I like best but your Northern Lights are so magical they stole my heart :)

Gwendolyn said...

Two really awesome cards Trina and I loved your clear explanations too! Thanks for sharing them with us at A Blog Named Hero and I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations again soon! Hugs, Gwendolyn

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my, such wonderful cards!!! Hat off, your talent is really great!! Two so different designs, both wonderful!! Amazing use of these layering trees! Another must have in my list LOL

Smilegreetingcards said...

Trina, your cards are always so amazing! I think I really need that tree set!������

Papercraft Boutique said...

OMG, these twofers are fantastic, Trina! They're completely different and both are stunning!! Totally worth the effort of carefully inking, heat-embossing, masking, and stacking die-cuts. Love the serenity of the first card and the gorgeous Northern Lights of the 2nd card.
Hideko xx

Lagene said...

Congrats on being chosen top pick at Hero Arts! The northern lights are glorious!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

AdrianeC said...

Your northern nights card is just stunning!

Marcia Hill said...

WOW!! There really aren't enough adjectives to describe both of these beauties Trina...they are both STUNNING!! :0)

Marie Bingaman said...

WOW, these cards are GORGEOUS!!! I'm IN LOVE! Thanks for joining us for our CHRISTMAS TREE challenge at CCAYR! :)

~Marie B -DT

earl lea riser said...

Whoa!!! Your cards are simply amazing!! The Northern Lights in contrast to the Peace circle blows me away! Both are so lovely! Thanks for playing along at CCAYR!

Loll said...

WOW! Two stunning Christmas cards Trina! Love the calm and serene design of your first one. Great design with your off-the-edge circle mask. Lovely accents with the star and peace sentiment. Your Northern Lights card is AMAZING! So colourful and fun. Great design again with that gorgeous tree stamp. xx