Wednesday, 24 December 2014

trees........ and three cards ....

Hello there. Before I proceed I would like to wish all of you a blessed Christmas and a prosperous 2015.

This set of cards all started with an idea going round in my head and a lot of what ifs. i tired them out and this is the result.

Below is a pic of both cards together and further down there is another version.

In all of them I started with a piece of kraft card and I stamped the trees in black archival ink. I clear embossed it in the one with the stag.

I tore a piece of copy paper and using snow cap adirondack and a make up sponge i created the snow extending it out from stamped image.

I dipped the end of a brush in the same ink and plotted it on trees. using a white sharpie pen I added centres to splodges and some snow on branches and trunks. I also added some light shadows on trunks. 

In the Christmas one I decided to add the stag for some added interest.

Sentiments are stamped in versamark and embossed in ivory.

Some matting and layering and pearls finish the cards off.

Below is the invite that started it all off. 

A friend of mine tried to describe it and asked me to make her a wedding card along the same lines.

Not having seen invite I came up with this card.

All the stamps apart from wedding one are from Claritystamp Ltd.

I do hope you like my makes. I enjoyed the way an idea just mushroomed and flourished, Theresa xx

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:

TTCRD - anything goes


  1. They all look great Theresa, although I do have a bit of a soft spot for the stag! I love white on Kraft card xx

    1. thank you Janet. i'm loving this combination xx

  2. Beautiful cards Theresa, the kraft card and the white look wonderful. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

  3. All beautifully made Theresa, and it is great to see where your inspiration came from...your work is always top class and inspirational. ...hope you and your family have a very Happy Christmas....hugs...xxxx

    1. thanks Jo. happy christmas to you and your family too, hugs xx

  4. Beautiful work Theresa, as always. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Big hugs x

  5. Gorgeous cards Theresa I love them all. Good luck and thanks for entering the Claritystamp chalenge

  6. Ciao Theresa, e' un piacere conoscerti!
    You are a great cardmaker, your cards are very elegant and beautifully designed!
    I wish you a very Happy Festive season!

  7. Fantastic Card! I love the Black and Kraft Cardstock together and the scene is fantastic. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with Through the Craftroom Door this week!

  8. Very beautiful Theresa! Its so effective! X

  9. Beautiful cards Theresa! and I'm loving the wedding stationery! Mmmmm! :D

    PS Happy New Year too! Hugs xxx Mandy xxx

  10. Love them all Theresa and how well they work I on Kraft card. I'm sure your friend was delighted with the wedding card. x