Saturday, October 1, 2016

Oh Christmas Tree . . .

Happy October 1st Everyone!
It's time to share a new creation for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog!
I'm working very hard at being ahead of the rush this year with my holiday cards so here's another one to add to my stack.  There are so many awesome holiday dies available at the Dies R Us Store which makes it quick an easy to make a fabulous card in just a little time.  Today I decided to combine a few of these fabulous dies onto one creation.

The dies I have used on today's card are:

Sue Wilson Festive Collection - Poinsettia Mini Background #CED3049
Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Collection - Poinsettia Mini Background
Tutti Designs - Gifts under the Tree #TUTTI-131
Tutti Designs - Dies - Gifts Under The Tree
Cheery Lynn Designs - Merry Christmas #B186
Cheery Lynn Designs - Merry Christmas Set

 I actually had a few die cuts laying on my work table just waiting to be used and this beautiful Tutti Designs tree happened to be one of them.  A lot of times when I receive my dies I will do a quick cut from white card stock (anxious to see what it looks like cut out, lol) and then I can add color as needed.  Today I wanted to keep some of the white showing through on the tree so simply sponged on a little green ink.

A Christmas card just doesn't seem complete sometimes without a touch of sparkle so I turned to my Stickles box and added red to the berries in the frame and ribbons on the packages under the tree.  Then some Diamond Stickles to help decorate the tree. 

To add extra dimension to the sentiment, I die cut it twice ... once in white and once in red ... then carefully layered one atop the other for a nice shadowing effect.  What do you think?

 Please remember, each an every day of the month there's a new inspiration sample shared on the blog by this fabulous design team.  Please be sure to pop in regularly.

Challenges to share in:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge (M) - ATG Christmas
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #191 - Christmas
A Vintage Journey Challenge - Create within a Frame 
Crafts Galore Encore Oct Challenge - ATG
And, don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  
As always . . .


Donna Ellis said...

Darlene, you have mesmerized me once again with another SW frame! Her frames are always utilized beautifully on your pretty projects! Your festive, spruced up snowy tree scene is truly a winter wonderland -- presents and all! The added red berries in the frame are magic! Beautiful! Hugs, de

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, Darlene :) This Christmas tree match perfect with the frame, and all the colors used. Perfect! Hugs! said...

Your card is just gorgeous! Great die work and I love the green layering die! Beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

I love this tree! What a great die combination and lots of holiday warmth here. I don't know what I'd do without my Stickles!

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful framed tree! love the sparkle and laying of pretty die cuts! thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous Christmas card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 33 Anything Goes sponsored by Kenny K Stamps. Hugs Jackie DT

Sue Crease said...

What a simply wonderful card. Great use of the dies and I just love that Sue Wilson one at the back. Thanks for sharing with us over at myshericrafts this time around.

Donna Ellis said...

I'm back with my other hat, Dar: Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Anything Craft Goes". I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Please check back to see if you are a winner!
crafty hugs,

Donna Phelan said...

Wow what a beautiful Christmas card! I am loving the glorious layers and fabulous dies you pulled's STUNNING!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 301 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too x

butterfly said...

I love that filigree holly frame - a really pretty card with such clever use of all the die-cuts. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

Team Clark said...

Darlene, I just love this vintage Christmas make! So so beautiful! Hugs, Autumn