Monday, 26 October 2009

Christmas Tree Card

How chuffed am I with this card?!!  Christmas Trees
I very nearly gave up on it.
I got the Christmas Tree die cuts from Craftwork Cards at Hobbycrafts NEC a couple of years ago.  I just had to have them at the time …. but they have sat in my Christmas box ever since .  This year I was determined that I would use them and so stuck them on my notice board so they would be there as a constant reminder.
Today was the day, but when I had cut my card blank and put the trees beside it, disaster, the trees were a Daz brilliant white, which made the blank look grey, aghhhh!  Perhaps no one else would have noticed, but I did!
I then had a eureka moment.  I remembered a huge block of card I had from Penkridge Market for about £2, it’s navy blue but with a plastic/leathery finish, not like card at all. It matched perfectly with the Creative Creations Ltd “Snowflakes On Dark Blue” I was going to use.
I matted the patterned paper on silver and placed it on the card, just above centre.  The trees are on foam sticky pads for extra dimension and all I have added to complete it  are two clear square gems and two silver stars.