Monday, 26 October 2015

Evergreen tree

Good morning crafters, Brenda here to share my latest Christmas card with you. Now it's been designed it doesn't take too long to make and I think I will try it again using different background colours. In real life the background on this card is a bluey green whereas this looks very yellow - obviously the light conditions have affected the photography.

Anyway to make a start take the green distress inks, smoosh them on your craft mat and spritz with water until you see small droplets form.

 Press your card into it and dry with a heat gun, repeating these two steps several times until you have this lovely mottled effect.

Die-cut the tree and flick watery picket fence distress paint over to look lie snow. Ink the edges with ground espresso.

Die-cut the mini reindeer from greyboard, ink and cover with glitter.

Stamp the background card using distress paint, then blend complimentary or contrasting inks over, then use a damp babywipe to remove it from the distress painted parts.

Assemble the pieces and complete the card with some glitter stars and a script word.

My Christmas card box is happily increasing in numbers - what about yours? If you are like me you try to keep costs down when sending cards through the post and this will go as normal letter post, so couldn't be better eh?

Thanks for stopping by today. All the main supplies I used are listed below and with just one click you can be transported to the Country View Crafts shop.

Have a great week.

hugs Brenda xxx


  1. A really lovely card Brenda and I agree re trying to keep the ones flat that need to go in the post! xx

  2. Love all those greens in the tree! Well done on increasing the Xmas card stock :-)


  3. Lovely card, great techniques and layout. Nikki x

  4. beautiful make .... love it xx

  5. Really like the rather "primitive" look Brenda. My fav cards are always the unique and unusual. This one is fab! j.

  6. A simple design, a great "flat" card for the postman. But it has an artsy feel to it, and plenty of techniques, which I love! I just may have to borrow that idea for my own cards this year. My Christmas card box has nothing but cobwebs in it! Hugs!

  7. The background stamping is beautiful and I love that Christmas tree - I am wondering now whether I 'need' it.... Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Wonderful card Brenda, love the background! Deb xo

  9. Simply lovely - the inking is gorgeous, and I'm so looking forward to playing with my tree now!
    Alison xx

  10. Fabulous! Love the way the colours blended! Chrisx