Wednesday 7 December 2011

#95 'O Christmas Tree'

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - shaped cards
Sponsor & prize this week - Joanna Sheen, £10 gift voucher.

I thought I would try my hand at a teepee card, and whilst not exactly post-friendly, certainly makes a change from a regular square format. I thought it was just the perfect shape for a Christmas tree shaped card too, so made my variation with zig-zags at the base before layering it up with punched green card. Onto this I dovetailed a strip of  white pearlescent card to meet the zig-zagged edge of the green & then punching a bit more white for the snow-covered lower branches.  I used  a Martha Stewart to punch & a bit more pinking to add to the spiky fir tree feel.  I then added old-gold coloured satin ribbon and dotted clear glitzy gems & a row of yellow & gold ones.

Each of the three sides were treated similarly & each was also topped with star punched from more pearlescent card stock (though gluing them  to each other so they all met at the top was a tricky manoeuvre!)

For the front I coloured an image from Mami Doodles with Promarkers and mounted it onto gold mirri (cut & embossed using a Spellbinders decked oval). I backed this oval too with more mirri so that any protruding bits which might peep out on each of the other two sides would only show shining  gold - & this sandwich was popped onto the tree using Pinflair glue. For the side I am using for the 'to' & 'from' I typed a few words into the centre of a bauble image from Bird's Cards, mounting this onto more gold mirri this time cut into a circle.

Et voilà!  Hope you like it!

Tine :)

Fussy 'n' Fancy
Fussy 'n' Fancy - photo inspiration
Christmas Inspirations - unusual fold
Stamping Sisters in Christ - angels
Wags 'n' Whiskers - angel or fairy
Flutterby Wednesday - angel, fairy or butterfly open challenge
Rainbow Lady's - Christmas Carol (O, Christmas Tree)
Paper Variety - Christmas Carol (O, Christmas Tree)
Joanna Sheen - Christmas wishes
Passion for Promarkers - Christmas
Creatalicious - Christmas & sparkles
Hybrid Chick - glitter/sparkle
Winter Wonderland - Christmas or winter birthday
Crafty Creations - card with sentiment
Papercraft Star - tree
ABC Christmas - Y for Yipee!
Ribbon Girls - jingle all the way to Christmas (& use ribbon!)
DYSU - ribbon (or anything that ties)
Ribbon Reel - ribbon + anything goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - anything goes
Stamping With The Dragon - anything goes (Christmas).


  1. Wonderful work. Looks really beautiful. Thanks for joiningus at Christmas Inspirations challenges.

  2. Very cute, such a sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  3. What a gorgeous creation Tine! Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

  4. This is great, Tine. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

  5. Great card - love the shape and that sweet image.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  6. Great take on this weeks Birthday theme, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy for a few more days if your interested :)

  7. What a super card so different... well done I love it. Thanks for playing
    Love Cynthia x

  8. what a delightful project! Thanks so much for joining in with our first challenge over on the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog.
    Sandra x

  9. Wow, what a great creation!! A perfect shape to turn into a christmas tree. I can't imagine trying to get those stars to line up!! Thanks so much for linking up to the Crafty Creations Challenge!

  10. Very clever! Looks fantastic!!!

    Thankyou so much for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

    xoxoxox Carly

  11. What a fab idea Tine, its a great shape for a Christmas tree! Fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Wags n Whiskers this week, good luck! Pami x

  12. Very pretty, such a sweet image too.

    Thanks for joining in with our 'Y for Yipee' over at ABC Christmas :)

    Carol x

  13. Your card is so lovely. Thanks for joining our Snow Angels Challenge at Wags-n-Whiskers. Good luck in the draw!
    karen - design team member

  14. This is lovely. Fantastic shaped card. Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge. Carissa :)

  15. GREAT idea on the card shape !! It is completely perfect for a Christmas card, and such a surprise to it too. Thanks for playing along with our tree challenge this week at Papercraft Star. Merry Merry !!

  16. great shaped xmas card. thanks for joining us @ CCAYR.x

  17. Love the gold background around the angel, very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Flutterby Wednesdays!

  18. Fabulous change from the 'norm' - cute lil image too! Hope you join us again soon at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

  19. Love the shape of your card! Thanks for joining us at the Hybrid Chick!

  20. Love the christmas tree!
    Such a fun shape on a card :)
    Thank you for joining us at PfP,
    hugs from Maya