Sunday, 20 November 2022

LIMES: Ribbon Tree Christmas

Welcome to this week's LIMES inspiration post!

I chose this card as my inspiration from the gallery of this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper!

LIST: Colours (white, red, green, ), Techniques (die cutting), Elements (3 festive red and green patterned shopping bags with tissue, horizontal ribbon, die cut 3 word sentiment, embossed background)

INCLUDE: red, white, green, 3 focal images, landscape orientation, sentiment along the bottom

MODIFY: die cut bags are now stenciled Christmas trees, sentiment is stamped

EXCLUDE: embossing, ribbon

SPIN: gold splatter instead of embossed polkadots.

I have this Ribbon Twirl Tree stencil from Trinity stamps that I've never used, and I thought it would be perfect to imitate the plaid bags on Sarah's card.

But the stencil is designed to create one tree that fits an A2 card. I turned my card landscape (uncomfortable for me! lol!) and masked off the bottom inch of my panel, and just used the upper portion of the stencil to create 3 smaller trees.

I added more inkblending to the outside trees to make them more solid and green, much like the 2 outside shopping bags..

AND I ended up with smudges - nothing fatal, just little bits of 'misplaced ink'. The answer to this is always gold watercolour splatter! And the splatter kind of works to take the place of Sarah's embossed polka dots.


  1. Loved watching you make this on IG Ardyth - it is a great LIMES of the original, and I love the way the trees turned out

  2. Love this card Ardyth, It's outside the box & very cool Christmas!


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