Tuesday 17 December 2013

A Geometric Christmas Tree...

Modern Tree

Well it's the final full week before Christmas and the final week before I finish for the holidays. I have a ton of work to do and a ton of things to do before the 25th. The only thing I know for sure though is that Christmas is coming whether I'm ready or not! 

I'm still creating Christmas cards. Turns out that I've totally underestimated the amount I need and I've had a few last minute requests. However, today's card is one that is already on it's way somewhere as I was organised and posted my international Christmas cards last week. :)

Now Christmas has come a bit early for me. I've already received my present which was a shiny new phone. The only reason I received it so early is because I've been such a good girl this year my old phone broke and well, I'm going to be honest here, I'm totally lost without a data connection by my side at all times. Ha!

So why am I babbling on about an early Christmas present? Well because it totally inspired this card. The Motorola Assist logo sparked a Eureka! moment that I couldn't pass up on:

Source: Google Play

Hello, geometric Christmas Tree! :)

Modern Tree2

It's pretty easy to see how this inspired me, right? I changed the colours and added a touch of gold - trying to keep it trendy here! What made the design super easy was being able to die cut my triangles using the triangle die from the Clearly Besotted Stamps' Geometric Style Collection. The hardest part was choosing the colours!

tips and tricks
  •  The font matches the modern, graphic design of the tree and each sentiment is purposely stamped in this form to make it appear like a bucket underneath the tree. To stamp centrally, I always like to mark the centre of the card lightly with a pencil before stamping.
  • The cool blue and hot pink compliment the modern design but the world's your oyster when it comes to colours. Experiment! 
  • Why not try using up your patterned paper scraps and make your own patchwork style tree?
That's all from me today. I'm off to the post office today to get the rest of my cards out and no doubt make a few extra ones later tonight!*wink*


Products Used
(N.B The gold card is from my stash that I've had for years! I haven't got a link for it sorry!)


Lynn said...

Love the inspiration photo and your take on it. The shimmer is gorgeous!

~amy~ said...

This geometric card is wonderful! Such a fun design!
Thanks for my happy mail!!!

Unknown said...

Love this so much!

Virginia L. said...

VERY inspiring! Love how your new phone inspires you, Amy! This card is so pretty and trendy!

Maureen said...

totally divine, Duchess! Love your story of inspiration! I do miss being on the DT...but love to see Stephanie's stamps here on your blog :) We're putting up the tree tonight! We're always a bit behind too because of work, but it all comes together by the 25th. Hugs! ox

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