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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

CASEd trees adventures

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown has requested tree theme cards this week.  That's very convenient for me, as there were two tree cards I've been wanting to CASE (Copy and Share Everything).

The first was Bonnie Klass's Peace card.  I didn't think I could sponge around the tree without masking it (and didn't want to cut all those little branches), so I stamped it on colored card stock and sponged the white edges in a reverse of her method:
stamp sets - Gorgeous Grunge, Lovely as a Tree, More Merry Messages; ink - Old Olive, White Craft; Stampin' Write markers - Old Olive, Chocolate Chip; card stock - Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Whisper White; punch - Full Heart; Big Shot with Labels Collection framelit; stampin' sponge

The other card I had been wanting to recreate was Georgann Manning's Forest Snowfall, because it was so pretty, which was the 365 Cards Word Wednesday trigger earlier this month.  I don't always recognize the difference between vintage style and shabby chic; is there a difference?  I declared this to be vintage, so it would qualify at Jingle Belles, but then I went out for dinner and forgot to get it linked up in time (oops):
stamp set - Delightful Dozen; ink - Baked Brown Sugar; card stock - Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Naturals White; designer series paper - Pool Party, Pink Pirouette (retired patterns); Big Shot with Fancy Fans andFramed Tulips embossing folders and Snowflakes #2 sizzlits (retired); Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Dazzling Details, Stampin' Dimensionals, glue dots, stampin' sponges


Margaret said...

Lovely card the white sponging around the edge really works.
Margaret M

Mynnette said...

2 beautiful creations! LOVE the white sponging and I adore the texture on the second card! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Louise van Vuren said...

two gorgeous Christmas tree cards, thanks for sharing them with us at 52 CCT

Louise xx

Ruth M said...

Ooh, Kathe, those are two beautiful Christmas tree cards! I love that both of them have such a wintery look to them! Thanks so much for sharing your fab cards with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

Danielle Vincent said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous. I would want to CASE them too - you did a beautiful job. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Patricia H. said...

Two terrific cards here! The solitary tree image is classic and I like the snowy feel you gave it with the white sponging. The embossed trees on the second card are fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at 52{C}CT! I hope you'll join us again soon.

Deborah Frings said...

These are both just lovely! I really like the texture on them both! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!