Thursday, 25 October 2012

From a leaf to a Christmas tree...


Taking a brief pit-stop from the TCM October Release Festivities to welcome Friday-Eve in the usual manner:

You guessed it. Time for another CASE Study. And time for yet another fabulous card from our muse, Julia Stainton to admire and CASE:

Check out the original post of this card here.

I was taken by aspects of Julia's layout, the use of felt and the sweet strip of card upon which the sentiment is stamped. I took yet another Holiday-esque approach to my stamping (please, somebody stop me, this isn't normal to have so many Christmas cards whipped up so soon!)

Happy Holidays
Tip: Mix and match sentiments from different sets for a custom stamped sentiment in a font you desire! Here I stamped 'Happy' from the set, Modern Basics and 'HOLIDAYS' from a longer sentiment I masked from the set, Stocking Prints.

Simple red buttons turn this leaf die into a Christmas tree! So very, very simple and fun too. I stamped a panel of gingham down the side of my focal point to echo Julia's gorgeous green gingham on her original card.

I'm keeping it super short and sweet today (I have A LOT to get done before we break up for half term and before my guy and I jet away for a week!) but be sure to get a mojo boost by checking out the rest of the CASE Study DT:

And after all that inspiration - ink along with us and join in the fun! :)

Thank you soooooooo much for your visits to this corner of Blogland - they're much appreciated!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Happy Holidays}
Stamps: Modern Basics, Stocking Prints (Papertrey Ink)/Debonair (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Latte (A.Muse Ink)/Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Pure Poppy Buttons, Canvas and Linen Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)/Gentle Leaf Die (Poppystamps)


Tenia Nelson said...


maria f. said...

Before your card, I didn't know that that leaf die existed. You stinker!

Mandy said...

Stunning card Amy! enjoy your holiday.


Elena said...

Love the subtleness of your gingham border, and the pop of bright green and red on the tree!

Lynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous Aimes!

Laurie said...

Amazing card! I love the pattern on the side and that felt circle! Those colors really pop!

Beate said...

I LOVE your take on the card. Your card is GORGEOUS!!!
Hugs and smiles

Wida said...

Um, wow!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this modern take on the card! Love the buttons and the stamped border.

Debby said...

I love everything about this card! Seriously - everything! Hope you and your guy have a fab week away :)

Maureen said...

Duchess! I think I may have found my Christmas card! This one really speaks to me! Those buttons and that leaf tree all against kraft has me swooning!

sandie said...

love how you made the leaf a xmas tree

~amy~ said...

this rocks!

Ruth S said...

Beautiful card Amy - I love that leaf die but I'm always put off buying intricate shpaes like this, as I get squidgy blobs of glue squelching out the edges when I fix them down. Even with my glue pen (I thought that would solve it, but no!)
How do you keep the clean look?!! And hope you don't mind the questions - do you know if Poppystamps dies are available in the UK or did you get it from overseas - I've been trying to find a supplier...? Thanks in advance for any help you can give! Rx
PS, hope you have/ have had a fabulous time in Canada ;)

Cristina said...

You turned a fern leaf into a tree! Good gracious, that's smart. And I actually have that die, so now I can do it, too! Yay! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jenny said...

What a genius idea, the ferm makes such a contemporay tree :0)
Jenny x

Michelle said...

I know I'm late, but I couldn't leave this post without letting you know how much this card makes my heart sing! It's wonderful!

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