That's not a Christmas Stamp!

Well it's official, Christmas is now only 25 days away, and I am still making Christmas Cards.

Today I am sharing two cards that were created not using images from Christmas Sets.  They both were created using stamps from the very lovely and very versatile set called Lovely as a Tree.  This set contains three beautiful tree images as well as three leaves.  I reached for this set yesterday to make a similar card to my Dasher Card from yesterday's post using the pine tree. 



This morning I reached for the tiny little three leaf image (pictured with card) from this same set to make the Christmas Garland on the second card.



I simply drew a random line with my green marker on white cardstock in the same ink colour I was going to stamp, and then proceeded to repeat stamping the leaf image along the line following its curves.  I then took my Cherry Cobbler marker and added small dots as the berries along it, which I then covered with half pearls.  I also chose to stamp my Greeting - Season's Greetings (Stamp from Many Merry Messages) just above my garland and cut out around this.  I then mounted this onto my embossed and sponged background before mounting it onto my Real Red Card Base.

Similar leaf or foilage images can also be used to go around a circle outline and you have an instant Christmas Wreath, so don't despair cos there is always heaps you can do without having a Christmas image in your stamping stash.

Counting the days till Christmas
Danielle


8 comments:

Jenn said...

Wow Danie! What great cards! I love the holly garland...how cleaver! The sentiment "noel" is so pretty on the other card. Fantastic job.

Jenn

Marion said...

Have I told you lately that I think you're awesome?

Dawn Mercedes said...

First of all, yes, I'm not getting through the blogs as often as I should. Sorry. And secondly, I love this tree. Stretching a stamp/set and making it more versitile than it first appears is a fun thing to do. Your card is really great!

Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful cards, Danielle, with one of my all time favorite SU sets!! It will never leave my possession!!!

Becky said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Danielle.

Julie said...

These are lovely card Danielle. I am really liking how you are pushing the envelope and trying new things. Bellisimo!

Tammy said...

Beautiful cards, especially like the fir.

Karen said...

Wow Danie, very clever use of a stamp and some great ideas. I really like the Lovely as a Tree set and you did wonderful cards with it. I especially like the fir tree