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Monday, September 19, 2016

Christmas Tree Musing

I must be feeling seasonal... today I made a Halloween card and a Christmas card. For the Christmas card, I was inspired by this week's Muse ChristmasVisions card by Chriss Blagrave


It's a long road from Chriss' inspiration to my final card, but trust me, it's where my idea originated. ;) I looked to the multicolour tree, the use of black and texture, and the star. I was originally going to use a rainbow of bottle-brush trees, but then wandered off in an entirely different direction that resulted in this: 


One tree turned into three, each in a different metallic embossing powder colour. My trees weren't really big enough to take up the entire card, so I cut the black panel and layered the patterned paper under. If only there had been copper stars to go with the silver and gold! Finally, a black on (mostly) white sentiment. I debated adding stars to the treetops, as Chriss did with hers, but it seemed to detract too much from the artsiness of the sketchy tree design. 
As for the Halloween card... it will show up here eventually, I'm sure. ;) 


Supplies: white & black cardstock, Teresa Collins Tinsel and Company patterned paper, Artful Stamper Tree & Hero Arts Family & Friends stamps, Versamark & Versafine onyx black inks, clear, silver, pale gold pearl & copper pearl embossing powders, fun foam

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8 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this rainbow of precious metals card! So very clever and pretty! Thrilled to see you in the gallery!

Birgit said...

A fantastic take on Chriss MUSE card, I love the design!

Barbara Godden said...

Love those trees, fabulous job on the challenge. Yes the trees are perfect without stars. IMHO.

Dotty Jo x said...

Lovely! What a great take on the challenge, Jo x

Ardyth said...

OH! Good one - love the different embossing powders and how they shine on the black! So glad you joined us at MCV this week!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lindsey the end result is a whole lot of gorgeous! Now I just want to make a card to you!

Heather said...

I love the direction you went in. The funky tree designs look great in metallic on black.

Jen W. said...

Oooh I love those scribble trees and they look fabulous in the shiny embossing powder! You don't need the stars on the trees anyway since they show up on the patterned paper. :)