Monday, 5 December 2011

A Modern Christmas Tree...

Hey!

Happy Monday! I'm on the official countdown now for the Christmas holidays: T-minus 10 working days and counting *wink*!

During the past weekend I had the chance to play with some new juicy A Muse inks and inked like mad to whip out some much needed cards for Christmas. Whilst I was at it, I couldn't resist playing along with the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge too:



This fun tic-tac-toe challenge led me pick a line of Green, Kraft and Chevrons (what else?!) and I got busy:

Modern Christmas Tree

I opted for a super-modern Christmas tree using a simple masking technique with my trendy (and much neglected!) Background Basics: Chevrons set. I love that this card is postage friendly too, meaning no bulky envelopes or higher rates of postage to say "Happy Holidays" to family and friends :)

This is just one design of a few I have to share with ya...turns out that by simply playing with some fabulous new ink helps my mojo no end! However I must get back to whipping out and actually sending a few more Christmas cards before I start showing 'em on here!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Catch ya later!






Card Deets
{Happy Holidays}
Stamps: Background Basics: Chevrons, Stocking Prints - Sentiment (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Fern, Buttercup (A Muse)/Cocoa (Memento)
Accessories: Linen and Canvas Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)/Cuttlebug (Provocraft)

26 comments:

Elena said...

love it! what a great idea :)

Andrea M said...

CAS BRILLIANCE my friend! Love this modern, chevron tree!
I'm in Christmas mode too! Dontcha love this time of year? :)

Lynn said...

Ah...pure joy...PTI impression plate and absolutely stunning masking and CAS design! Click...add to my cart :) I love your card Aimes!

Laura O'Donnell said...

oh wow, this is fantastic!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I adore your chevron tree!

Christina said...

*gasp!* I think I'm in love!

Joyce said...

This is such a clever and wonderful card. I'm also in love with my new Amuse inks, and do find that they add a bit of mojo to everything these days. I hope that you are healing well.

Jenny said...

Owww, I wish I had made that card...I love the masked chevrons! Just perfect and you sparked an idea that turned into a card too :)
Jenny x

Jess said...

yup, i love it!

Nerina said...

This is one *SERIOUSLY COOL* card Aimes ... one of those that makes you crack a smile while you're thinking "BRILLIANT"!! :0)!

Maureen said...

oh, love the postal friendly card Duchess style :) Does that mean it's coming to Canada? LOL ;) Thanks for reminding me that I need to get my "International" cards in the mail soon :) I have just the right one in mind for you and Chris :) Yes, 9 days and counting until the holidays. We get out a week before Christmas which will be okay as we have 35 people here for Christmas...both families!! Did you go into work today? How's the ankle? Hugs, Duchess :)

paperella said...

Aimes, this is breathtaking!!! I need to rescue my chevron stamps from under the pile and start playing right now! Oohhh, the Amuse inks... I actually have a couple of Impress ones which I believe are the same, and I'm loving them!
Big hugs!

sandie said...

love the modern christmas tree and the CAS style and yes I must get sending some cards soon too!

Traveling Mama said...

This is awesome!! A brilliant way to use this set!

Caryn said...

LOVE it - masking is such an unused (by me) technique - this has inspired me!!

Bih hugs,

Caryn

ps, Olivia is now halfway through Eclipse!! She reads faster that a speeding bullet that girl!! Do you think she's too young for Breaking Dawn though??

Sharron said...

Fabulous idea and I love that you chose chevron--great classic look! Just got my first Amuse ink order and agree that they are wonderful. It's such fun just playing with the new colors!

Lindsay said...

So so fun Aimes! LOVE the masked chevron tree!

~amy~ said...

Your masking is wonderful...such a fab design!

Stephanie said...

Clever use of the Chevrons set Aimes, ultra stylish card as always x

Julie Day said...

LOVE! That tree is classy and simple, awesome design :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

Stunning card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Virginia L. said...

Isn't it wonderful that the challenge got your mojo going!? So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays! This is one super FABULOUS tree card with chevron! Love it!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Yay (clapping wildly) - this is perfection. Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.

kasia c. said...

This is incredible! I love how you made the tree and how wonderfully modern it is. :)

Cindy Lee said...

This is definitely a Christmas card I would love to receive! It's simple yet beautiful!

Jen W. said...

Amy, this is brilliant! I tried to do exactly the same thing - a masked chevron tree - but alas, my masking skills leave something to be desired... :( What do you use to mask with? The edges on the tree are so perfect!

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