Christmas Plums

This weekend I tackled a couple projects for my mom’s upcoming stamp camp. For my first project, my task was to use Perfect Plum and Lovely as a Tree to create a Christmas card.

I started this card by stamping the line of trees image using Perfect Plum ink. I stamped the same image on scrap paper and trimmed it along the landscape edge. I used temporary adhesive to attach my scrap-paper mask and sponged on the ink. I wanted the darkest bits to be in the center so the color fades out at the top and bottom.

I added some Dazzling Details glitter glue to the trees and ground and finished off the card with a panel mat of the Silver Glitter paper.

I do like this card, but I felt the sponging/masking was too time consuming for camp.

So, instead, I CASEd this card by Janet Yates and created my card:

Thanks for stopping by!

Merry Christmas
All supplies Stampin’Up unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, More Merry Messages;
Colors: Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze;
Other: Silver Glitter Paper, Dazzling Details (glitter glue);
Christmas Blessings
All supplies Stampin’Up unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, More Merry Messages;
Colors: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Naturals Ivory;
Other: Plum Taffeta ribbon;

7 thoughts on “Christmas Plums

  1. Beautiful work, Karen! Lovely as a Tree is a beautiful stamp for Christmas cards, I don’t think I’ll ever tire of seeing it. I especially love the stamping on the second card! πŸ™‚

  2. I found your web site, Karen! I really like your Christmas Plums card at the top (your Mom called you yesterday to ask how you made it for me). I’ve subscribed and will follow your clever ideas!!! -Donna from Virginia

    • Nope, no sponging on that one. Just the tree image stamped repeatedly without re-inking. Now that you ask, I can see where it sorta looks like that – but I’m sure that is just my poor photo editing πŸ™‚

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