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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Merry Garland

I was excited to see the new Christmas Kickstart Challenge posted - for #53 Jo and elf Hilary have a lovely and very detail-loaded inspiration photo! My eye went right to the garland hanging from the fireplace - here's my take on it:

Supplies: Paper - Lawn Fawn Let's Bokeh in the Snow;
Doodlebug Friendly Forest (striped for letters);
Paper Studio; Hero Arts; Neenah 
Stamps - Penny Black Christmas Story;
Taylored Expressions Gifted Background
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 21 (retired);
QuicKutz Evergreen Punches (retired)
a retired alphabet I think was Taylored Expressions??
Other - Copic Markers & Doodlebug Sprinkles;
foam tape

A bunch of teal ornaments on the tree lead me to pick a teal card base. I thought the neutral bokeh was a nice background for the colorful toppings. Spotting the little pine trees, I went for some die cut ones. After die cutting the trees, I decided to stamp them with text using a PB background. I just inked it facing up and pressed my trees onto the stamp. A bit of a mess on the fingers, oh well... The tree die cuts a row of alternating styles so I used them that way, deciding to make the second and fourth ones 3d. I cut another couple trees, scored them vertically down the center and glued to the flat ones just along the score line. It gives lovely dimension and will flatten for mailing. 

In the inspiration photo the banner elements seem to be hanging from a white ribbon. I used two parts of a Honey Bee oval frame for mine. I didn't like the letters alone so decide to incorporate the white dots from the photo as circles behind. I raised them with foam tape. On the extra 2 dots, I added some striped presents like the ones under the tree in the inspiration photo. The space between the trees looked empty so I thought of adding circles, then found the rainbow enamel dots - so fun!!

That's it for today, crafty friends - hope you have a great week! Thanks for stopping!!


Betty said...

really cute LInda - my eye went right to your dimensional tree garland - love it!!

Lin said...

A great take on the inspiration photo, Linda! I like the way you alternated 3D and flat trees!

Cat Craig said...

Great take on the inspo photo, Linda. Love your tree banner.

HilaryJane said...

I love this. I agree there is so much detail in the inspiration photo and I love all the colours. I love your smarty like pom moms and your 3d trees, a great card. thank you so much for taking the time to join us at Christmas Kickstarter this month xx

Arlene said...

I can see right where you got your inspiration and I love it. Creative, fun and wonderful.

Dawn T said...

Delightful Linda. A really fabulous card. It's a great inspiration photo. So many different ideas floating around in my head

Dotty Jo said...

What a beauty! I love how you've incorporated so many of the elements into your card. Thanks for joining Hilary and me at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

Rosemary said...

Super fun take on the inspiration photo! The garland is wonderful!

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Linda! After reading your comment [thank you for that sweetness], I fully expected to find an alpaca here! lol
I'm not one bit disappointed, mind you... I had my eye on that tree garland, too. You've brought them to your card so perfectly - and created poms, too! Well done!

Jean said...

Absolute eye candy - wonderful take on the inspiration!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

How cute card!! Great idea making a garland with those trees and the two dimensional add interest and loveliness!

papierelle said...

That's a very happy card!!!

Trina P. said...

This is so adorable. Fabulous take in the inspiration photo.

Cindy C. said...

Love the tree garland, I having a 'why didn't I think of that moment'!!