Sunday, November 9, 2014

Pilin' on Christmas

This week at Pile It On our challenge theme is Special Occasion. We're sponsored by Add a Little Dazzle, so I used some of their lovely white-colored metal to create a card partly inspired by their current, Christmas-themed challenge:

I used a die-cutting stencil that came free with an issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft to cut the fancy tree from the white metal. I adhered it very carefully with Glossy accents.

Other than the white metal, all the papers used are shiny. Let me tell you, this was almost blinding under direct light! I debossed the stand of trees with a Tim Holtz folder directly onto on the shiny dark green cardstock.

The sentiment, from a Little Darlings stamp set that came with an issue of Papercraft Essentials, is heat-embossed in white.

I finished the card with some holly leaves from a silk ribbon and some gems.

ColourQ #266
TSSC #339
Add a Little Dazzle #50: Inspiration Photo or ATG (Inspired by photo)
Alphabet Challenge: T for Traditional Christmas
ColourQ Challenge: Combo #266
Craftyhazelnut's November Challenge: Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Ribbons: Christmas Creations with Ribbon
Inkspirational #69: Shine
Moving along with the Times: Sparkle and/or Shine
QKR Stampede #112: Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #106: Winter Holiday with Ribbon/Trim
Technostamper's Monday Lunchtime Challenge: Sketch #339

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  1. Loving your bold background colour and elements on this card !

  2. Thank you for joining this week at QKR Stampede Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  3. Wow! this is gorgeous! the tree looks so fab against the rich green background… love the shiny papers… the card has a lovely classy and elegant feel to it! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the challenge!
    Big hugs
    Sue B xx

  4. So pretty! Love the holly leaves and the beautiful trees. Much of been quite the job to attach that fancy one. Patience. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

  5. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede. We hope to see you again soon!


  6. Very pretty card, CG, love the trees in the background! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

  7. Love how you've debossed the trees in the background - just the right touch without overpowering the rest of the card. And what an awesome freebie is the die cut! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

  8. This is very pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT

  9. Lovely card and great colours. Thanks for joining in with our Christmas Creation with ribbon challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    Dawn CR DT xx

  10. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon x

  11. Love the use of metal, those embossed trees look great behind the white tree. Thank you for joining us at CHNC Extra.


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