Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Tiled Christmas Tree

This is a picture of the pretty tile from the Xenia Taler web store that inspired my card for Saturday's Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast. It instantly made me think of this fun tree stamp from the new Sewing Box Christmas set by Waltzingmouse Stamps. If you are into folk art and/or sewing or just that home spun look - this is the set for you!I stamped the 'ornaments' on colored card stock, punched them with a circle punch - then layered them on the tree with foam dimensionals after sponging the edges. I paperpieced the base with card stock. The Faux stitched border is from another Waltzingmouse Stamp set called Off Beat Backgrounds (check out the fun stamps in that set!) I distressed the edges of the top panel and used some silver ice stickles on the star for a little spot of shimmer.
Inside my card I stamped a pretty sentiment from the Seasons of Love set as well as the stitched heart from the Sewing Box Christmas set. I may go back and color that in yellow to match the front of the card now that I'm looking at it here!!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Sewing Box Christmas, Off Beat Backgrounds, Seasons of Love
Paper: White, Enchanted evening, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise - PTI, Sahara Sand - SU
Ink: Sahara Sand - SU, Enchanted Evening - PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, circle punch, sponge, distresser - Heidi Swapp, Silver Ice Stickles

14 comments:

Claire Brennan said...

It's just gorgeous Julia, love how you punched out the wee stamps!! Thank you!

LeAnne said...

This set has been on my wish list....you know how sometimes you just "HAVE" to have a set, then you wait a while, and you think that you can live without it. This is a set that I don't think I can live without!!! :D You did a super job with the challenge --so cute!

Crystal said...

WOW Julia this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE your tree!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh Julia! This is such a cute card, and I'm LOVIN' the faux stitched background. I thought it was real!

Sharli said...

Sweet card! I love the stamp set - and you're really showing it off to advantage here!!

Joan Ervin said...

Julia...you sooo aced that challenge!!! Your design captures the beauty of the tile perfectly with those lovely stamps and great colors!!! I especially love the faux stitching stamp...such a super cool look!!!

Busym1 said...

I love this! My favorite set! hugs, michelle

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a super card. I just love how you combined the different elements from the different sets. The border stamp matches perfectly.

Belinda said...

Adorable! Love the punched shapes! So cute! And it captures the design of the tile perfectly! :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO perfectly inspired Julia! Your card is AMAZING! LOVe those stamps!!

anya said...

Julia, this is so pretty! I love your tree and the addition of the stitched border. You did a great job with the challenge!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hey Julia!! WOWZER!! I just LOVE your tree and all those pretty papers!! It looks awesome with that Kraft color too!! Great job with the challenge hun!! TFS! HUGS

Carolina said...

What a wonderful take on the inspiration piece - love it!

dpkennedy said...

I love this! Especially the faux stitched border! Gorgeous card!