Thursday, September 29, 2016

Shades of Pink and Grey for Christmas

Today I finally got a chance to join in with the Merry Monday Challenge
The photo immediately made me pull out the Joyful Christmas stamp and die set from PTI - I just LOVE these bottle trees!  They bring back memories of my childhood Christmases 
(although ours were always green in the olden days!)
I stamped two trees in Hibiscus Burst Ink and one in Sweet Blush.  The tree stands and stars are stamped in Stormy Sea -  all from PTI.
I layered the trees on foam dots over a panel cut with a Wonky Stitches die from Avery Elle.  I layered the stitched panel with foam dots over a white panel and stamped one of the sentiments from Joyful Christmas beneath the stitched panel.

I used the Freshly Made Sketch for my card design
Also linking my card to:
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes

Stamps:  Joyful Christmas - PTI
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Stormy Sea, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush - PTI
Accessories:  Dies - Joyful Christmas Dies - PTi, Wonky Stitches Dies - Avery Elle, foam dots, clear rhinestones - Michaels.

17 comments:

Julie B said...

Those bottle brush trees are really cute. :)

Windy Ellard said...

Your trees are so adorable and love the clean and simple look of the card but it still has texture with the trees and the stitching around...great inspiration!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Just popping by after seeing your card at Merry Monday.
Really LOVE this design. Beautifully CAS, but still so striking.
Caroline xxx

Redanne said...

Ha, ha, I remember the olden days too - I think I much prefer your pink bottle brush trees, they are such fun Julia - your card is beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Gail Townsend said...

saw you card in the merry monday gallery and just had say how lovely your card is. Those little trees are so cute. A great card.

Petra said...

Very nice...clean and simple. You only have to get to this idea!beauty

Bonnie said...

I remember the green bottle brush trees from when I was a child too, Julia! I would have loved some pink ones like this! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

samantha's cards said...

LOVE !!! I love that stamp( don't own it yet) . Thanks for joining us at Christmas card challenges.

JosieD said...

Those trees are adorable and look really good done in the pinks.

Susan Powell said...

I've never seen those trees before - I love them!! And I love your card - so CAS and pretty!!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Julia! I love the trio of fun trees!

Brenda Brown said...

Love this so much Julia, it's clean and bright with an air of simple elegance about it. Beautiful xxx

Marcia HIll said...

I used to have the green bottle brush trees too that I always set out with my Dept. 56 New England Village...my daughter carries on that tradition now, but I have to say that I really like the "pink" bottle brush trees on your lovely card! Lovely, lovely card!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday's Julia!! :0)

Jen Mitchell said...

I do love bottle brush Christmas trees! I collect vintage ones and I had no idea that PTI had a stamp set featuring them. I think I might have to do a little shopping! Your card is wonderful and is a wonderful celebration of Christmas. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Deborah Frings said...

This is clean, simple and I love the non-traditional colours for the trees! Love it!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Simple elegance! Everything is perfect, Julia! The colors, the use of the sketch your placement of the elements. So glad you joined us at Addicted to Stamps!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the softness to your card with the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at FMS!