Monday, November 28, 2016

'O' Christmas tree card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Christmas trees".

In about a month it will be Christmas again. Time really flies. Can't believe that winter is around the corner already. It's really time to start with the Christmas cards. So this challenge is very welcome. I started with the stripes of the Stripes & Holiday Type stamp set. I stamped it with Simon Says Stamp ink in the color Fog. This challenge is all about Christmas trees and the Tree Line stamp is perfect for it, I stamped it with the MISTI tool.


The edges of the card I distressed with Black Soot Distress Crayon. And I've added some interest by swiping the crayon in vertical lines to create extra shading. Love the effect of it. The Merry Christmas is a stamp from Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2016 set. So cool that it's a mix of other stamp sets and has an unique size. With this stamp I've used Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder.




To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Catherine said...

I love the gold and black combination on your card, Sandra, and I love those trees! Beautiful!

Cathie ♥

ßeulah ßee said...

Great stamp sets and washi combo rocked out for Christmas in your signature style - love it!

Lorraine A said...

Beautiful card Sandra, the whole design of this is stunning!! I love the background, FABULOUS 😍❤️

Lols X X X

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Completely gorgeous Sandra! I LOVE the colors and the washi tape...beautiful. PINNED!

Greta said...

Beautifully artistic creation!

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Superb! Love the video too!!
I am in love with the way you made the backgroudn!
Hugs, Zoey

Theresa said...

I get so much inspiration from your cards Sandra. I made a version of this card using the techniques you put together. Sending it to some of my artsy friends. They will appreciate the work and care that went into it. thanks as always for sharing.

butterfly said...

That's so cool - love the bold black tree silhouettes, and that wonderful texty background, and then the gold accents really add a touch of zing.
Alison x

Kath Stewart said...

stunning card the black white and gold combo and a huge thank you for my beautiful Christmas card...hugs kath xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

Love the beautiful scene you created on this piece, Sandra. Such a gorgeous project! :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

WOW! Only YOU could make the color black look festive and happy for the holidays! I really admire you for the way you can rock any color palette and this just proves that even more!

Emma Williams said...

I love this card and adore this colour palette for's one of my favourites and you really have created a beautiful project! Also, thank you and big hugs for my card which arrived yesterday...I just adore it and it will sit in pride of place! Hugs... :)

Macarena said...

This is another fantastic project. I absolutely love the mix of black and gold. This combo looks amazing, elegant and very classy. Hugs, Marzena

Maura said...

So beautiful in the white, black and gold, Sandra! Very elegant presentation, and definitely has all of your signature elements - somehow you always do that!

Barbara said...

Gold black & wihte is a palette that I adore!!!! Fantastic card!!!!!!!!!! you're the Queen of washi tape, you use this embellishments in a wonderful way !BArbara