Purple Christmas Trees

It’s been a few weeks since I last made a Christmas card. I figured it’s about time I change that! I went for a rather non-traditional look for my card, with a graphic design and varying shades of purple for my colour scheme.

I started by masking off the bottom of my card. I then created a little stencil by cutting a triangle out from the centre of a piece of scratch paper. I held my mask in place on my card base and ink blended through it, moving the mask along the card for each new tree. I used three different shades of distress ink for my blending – Seedless Preserves, Milled Lavender, and Spun Sugar.

Once I had finished ink blending my trees I removed the masks. I then remasked the bottom portion of the trees and ink blended some black pigment ink across to create a line of grounding below them. I also used the negative of a circle die cut to mask off an area for my sentiment. Once the circle was completely dry (a process which I hurried along with my heat gun) I white heat embossed a sentiment using stamps from Simon Says Stamp’s Handmade Christmas stamp set.

I finished off the card by adding several Love From Lizi sequins, which I adhered using Glossy Accents.

I’m pleased with this card. I think it’s a fun design and I like how it turned out. I do wish I’d been a bit more careful with my masking and ink blending, though. There are several smudges from where I had gone over the outer edge of my mask by accident.


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

Addicted to Stamps and More – CAS

CAS(E) This Sketch – Sketch/Layout

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas

Double D Challenges – Sequins

HLS Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes (edit – where it was chosen as a favourite!)

Merry Monday – Stencils

Muse: ChristmasVisions – CASE the inspiration card (I was inspired by the bold graphic trees, ink blending, black strip below the trees, white on black sentiment. I also had the stars in mind when I was adding the sequins.)

Cornelia’s Muse card

The Paper Shelter – Decorate It (I embellished with sequins!)

Uniko Challenge – Something Old, Something New (Old – the Seedless Preserves, which is one of the first Distress Inks I ever got. New – the sequins.)

Winter Wonderland – Anything Christmas

41 thoughts on “Purple Christmas Trees

  1. This is awesome – a monochromatic beauty! Glad I inspired you to make this wonderful card! Thanks for linking up with us at MCV! Come back next week, too!

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  2. Just love your shades of purple trees, Charlotte! Perfect with the masked circle sentiment!! So glad you could join us at Merry Monday this week!!

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  3. OH wow! I love how you created your trees, very clever, very pretty! Your colors are beautiful! Great sponging, great masking! Well done! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Sequins, Donna, DT Member.

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  4. WOW ! This is fabulous and what a stunning CASE of Cornelia’s card ! Love the non-traditional colours you chose, so pretty in purple shades ! And once again, thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko !

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