June 10, 2020

Guest Designer for Christmas Craft Creations - June Challenge Christmas Trees

Hello everyone.  I’m excited to be the first guest designer for the new Christmas Craft Creations monthly challenge.  This month’s theme is Christmas Trees.

I’m currently focusing on using new unused (NBUS) products and pulled out the Quirky Christmas Trees stamp set from Avery Elle that has already been discontinued 🙈 and the Skinny Upper Alpha dies from The Stamp Market to create this.

The tree stamp was inked with Caribbean Sky and Persian Blue dye inks from Altenew and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock then die cut out with the matching die.  The letters were each die cut three times from Bristol paper and stacked for dimension.

Wishes from Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree was stamped with Persian Blue ink on Bristol then die cut out with a fishtail banner (no linger available).  Punched a hole and added white baker’s twine to turn it into a tag.  Took a stitched navy panel from my stash and splattered with white gouache paint for a snowy background.  Assembled the card onto a white card base and added clear shimmer on the tree to finish.

There are so many Christmas greeting possibilities containing the letter “A”, so I made a second card while I had my supplies out.

Ready to play along?  For more inspirations from the design team click HERE.  Hope to see you in the gallery.  Thank you for dropping by.



Lady Joyful said...

This is beautiful, Trina! I really like the blue and white colour scheme. The second card looks great, too. Using images like this to replace letters is always so fun. I'm really happy to have you joining us as a guest designer this month. - Charlotte/Lady Joyful

Cardsbymaaike said...

How clever to use the triangle shape of your tree as an A. well done

Loll said...

Your cards are so creative and fun, Trina! LOVE how you've used the tree with our word cards. Fun!!! xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So clever with the trees standing in as A's, Trina! Love the rich blue too! Congrats on guest designer!!

Bonnie said...

How clever to use that tree as the A in both cards! Love the snowy background on both cards that are very different but equally lovely!

Tristan said...

Thanks for joining us this month Trina - love your two tone card and that skinny sentiment is fab behind your tree. Tristan DT.

Witchcrafted Life said...

Fantastic designs! Using a festive tree in place of the "A" in each card is positively inspired (and inspiring!).

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on guesting at Christmas Craft Creations, Trina!
Using the pretty blue hombre-inked tree as "A" is a fun and clever idea! The white die-cut letters look crisp and sharp.
The wishes tag and the tone-on-tone snowflakes are really wonderful elements of the cards!
Hideko xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Congrats on your guest design my friend. Beautiful blue and those alphas look great on the card fronts! Thank you joining us at Christmas Kickstart this month!

Dotty Jo said...

Great GDT creations! Love both cards, but card #1 with it's teeny, tiny tag is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining Tracey and me at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

Helen said...

Beautiful cards - very elegant.

Thanks for joining us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog.

Helen x

Tracey McNeely said...

Trina fabulous cards, love the blues and the Stamp Market alpha is awesome. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Kickstart!