Christmas Wishes with A Lovely Tree

My card for this week’s challenge at Freshly Made Sketches gave me another opportunity to use another lovely tree from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set.  I have loved this particular tree stamp since the moment I saw it.

FMS162-Love-As-A-TreeHow lucky are we to have Kim Singdahlsen as our host this week?   She has awesome papercrafting talents, and now she’s showing her skills at creating fabulous, fresh and user-friendly sketches.  I was tempted to rotate the sketch, but then I quickly found that my tree fit in the vertical panel perfectly, and the card was designed around that panel.

FMS162The tree was inked up in three colors:  Mossy Meadow, Chocolate Chip and Smoky Slate.  I love the look of the tree trunk going all the way up through the tree, and the Smoky Slate was perfect for the shadow line at the bottom of the tree.

FMS162-Christmas-WishesThe background piece (Night of Navy) was stamped a thousand times (well, it seemed like it!) with the tiny little snowflakes from Holiday Home with White Craft Ink, and then sprinkled with Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat set.  The sentiment is from Endless Wishes and was also heat embossed (Cherry Cobbler) on a print from the Gold Soiree Specialty DSP.  A little Red Glimmer Paper star, cut with the Star Framelits and punched with two 1/16″ holes for the Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine gave the final sparkling touch.

I hope you are inspired by my card and that you’ll play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.  Be sure to check out Kim and the rest of the  ‘Clean Team’s’ wonderful variety of designs and themes made with this sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Darnell

    Your take on the sketch is sensational, Cindy! This stamp has always been my earliest favorite, too, and I think it was made for this design!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Monika Reeck

    Your composition is perfect Cindy..love the red star there and the tree and the background paper lovely add the yellow paper…lovely take on the sketch Cindy…I adore your DT card..
    I join the FMS too would you mind to visiting my Blog and maybe leaving me some love…would be soo happy if the DT member visiting me back…big hugs, Monika

  3. Mona Pendleton

    Such a pretty card Cindy! Love the sparkly star! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Narelle Farrugia

    Oh Cindy your card is ever so sweet! You are combining colours effortlessly and I love your use of LAAT – just perfect for Christmas!

  5. Marinette

    très jolie votre carte. I love it this kard Marinette

  6. Hazel

    I love the way the background paper complements that focal image, like a snowy night sky . . . lovely. Thanks for the inspiration! Hazel x

  7. Jen Brum

    Beautiful card Cindy! I love those snowflakes! You are one patient lady! I love the red accents! So pretty for Christmas!

  8. Jen Timko

    This stately tree and glimmering stars make this a stand-out! Another fabulous card, Cindy!

  9. Jen Mitchell

    Your tree looks positively ravishing against the starry background. And the red glittery star is quite heavenly! 😉

  10. KarrenJ

    Beautiful! This sketch could have been made for this tree. And I can see some sparkle in your background in the photo, so I can imagine how sparkly it is in real life.

  11. Amy O'Neill

    That tree is beautiful! And that sparkly star background is stunning! Gorgeous card, Cindy!

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  13. Linda Callahan

    Those stars are absolutley fabulous in the background! Beautiful card! The red sparkle star adds punch and your tree is lovely!

  14. Brian King

    Lovely combination of colors! So unexpected but beautiful. Nice job with the night of a thousand stars.

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