Saturday, 28 March 2015

MM151, CTS116 - Merry Christmas


I decided to combine this week's Merry Monday and CAS(E) This Sketch challenges.



This little Taylored Expressions tree die is one that I bought after this past Christmas. I love the quirky placement of the 'ornaments'. And I'm glad I thought of it - quite often, I see things at Christmas, buy them too late to use for that season and then completely forget that I have them!

I used my little polaroid frame die from Mama Elephant . To create the striped glitter background, I took a scrap of white cardstock and laid a 1/4" strip of double-sided tape on it before sprinkling it with GlitterRitz ultrafine glitter. Then I laid the next strip and sprinkled the next colour until I had 7 strips of glittery colour. I cut the frame again, and used only the  glittered centre square in the white frame. I finished it with a little sentiment from Waffle Flower.



22 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Love this Ardyth! So cute, crisp and full of sparkle. X

Jenni's Jems said...

The background sparkling through the tree is so pretty and love the bold sentiment! X

Lynn said...

Love the fun dies and all that fabulous glitter!

Kristie Goulet said...

That tree die is so cute, Ardyth! Love your glittery background! So perfect! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Joan B said...

love this perfect little focal point!

karen h said...

Awesome! Love the glitter stripes and how you stamped the sentiment.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous! Love the sparkle topped by the fab die cut! xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very clever design of the glitter background Ardyth, the block letters and the quirky placement of the tree make the card pop, you've inspired me to make a try with a CAS Christmas card sweetie.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Geri said...

Love your glitter stripes! Awesome colors and soooooo pretty! Nice touch extending the cute tree branches beyond the frame and splitting the sentiment between the frame and card base. You are just so dang clever pal!

Bonnie said...

You did an awesome job with the glitter, Ardyth! Love that little tree and how the glitter shows through it! I get you about forgetting. I have to leave things in a separate box. If it goes on the shelf, it gets lost. Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love that your tree is white against the beautifully lined up glitter stripes that you made! I thought this was glitter tape, so crisp :). I also think the split sentiment is a great element on this design.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Ardyth, your little tree is darling and love the sparkles!! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

Happy Dance said...

Love that little tree! Love the glittery stripes inside the little frame. You'll have all your Christmas cards done well before the season at this rate! This one is just really wonderful. Can't wait to hear all about your gathering today! Bev

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, Ardyth! Love the pop of color from your glitter paper and that wonderful little tree! So much fun! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Marilyn said...

This is as cute as a tree can get and I love your take on the sketch.

Brenda said...

I love your card Ardyth and love how you used the Polaroid frame! The cute Christmas tree is perfect, love how the "ornaments" are placed on this tree. Hugs, Brenda

Anita in France said...

Glittery gorgeousness, Ardyth ... love that quirkily 'decorated' little die cut tree! Bisous, Anita :)

Shona Chambers said...

Glittery, colourful gorgeousness surrounded by white. Can't ask for anything more!!

Sheila H said...

What a cute card! The background sparkles beautifully. Your die cut tree and Polaroid frame are quite special.

Tracey McNeely said...

The glittered cardstock as a background peeking out behind the photo bomb die is awesome! Excellent CAS!

donna mikasa said...

Perfect take on the sketch, Ardyth! Love the glittery rainbow background!