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Saturday, 22 October 2011

Less Is More - Polkadots

For details of my In Color Ribbon share please see here

This weeks challenge at Less Is More is POLKA DOTS!!

I've missed the last couple of challenges & was determined that I wouldn't miss another week so went straight to my craft room as soon as I read the challenge.

I've used the new Pennant Parade stamp set to create the Christmas Tree & folded it to give a 3D effect but it also folds flat for postage so would be perfect to mass produce. We made these trees at Jems Training on Saturday & also used the new First Edition papers so I'm hooked on these!!

I've stamped the pennant in Old Olive on Certainly Celery cardstock so the Polkadots show up clearly. Spot the obvious mistake!! yes the tree pot!! I stamped it directly onto the white cardstock but it was wonky!! but it was the last thing to go on the card so had to re stamp it on a separate piece of card.

Do you like the effect with the Striped Grosgrain ribbon?? I've frayed the edges. I like the effect & have used it again on the card I'll show you tomorrow.

Stamp - Perfect Pennant
Cardstock  - Certainly Celery 
Paper - First Edition 
Ink - Old Olive
Tools - Pennant Parade Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch
Embellishments - Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Rich Razzleberry (retired) & Basic Rhinestones


Kimberley said...

Very clever use of the pennant to make the Christmas tree.

Jan said...

This is great Sharon love how you did the tree. xx Jan

Margaret said...

Fabulous card Sharon, thought the 'added' tree trunk was deliberate!
Margaret x

Beryl K said...

Lovely card, love the tree and perfect that it folds flat for posting
Beryl x

Hello From Texas said...

Very clever use for the pennant set. Love the layout as well, very clean and crisp.

Suze Bain said...

Great card, love the border with the DP & ribbon. xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sharon
Super idea ...love it ....your girls are gorgeous .......
Hugs sylvie

Julie said...

Fab card- I am a great believer in the school of thought that there is never a mistake - just add another layer lol !
Julie x

Mandi said...

Hi Sharon, you are forgiven if you promise not to miss anymore weeks lol
Super card, great use of the pennant punch
Thank you
mandi LIM

islandstamper said...

Fab creation sharon, love it

Ali x

Chrissie said...

Brilliant idea to use the pennant Sharon... it works brilliantly!
Super card.... no more weeks off please!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Great pennant tree:) and lovely card

Pauline said...

Beautiful Xmas card, love the little charm and the lovely ribbon.

Jenni's Jems said...

Great idea had a similiar idea but using the bauble punch for my cards this year but yours looks much better,might have to invest in this x

Annchen said...

lovely Xmas card with pretty details

Suzilou said...

Brilliant, love how you have created the tree and great colours :)

Fiona said...

I love this card - one of my favourites this week! x

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow! I think this card is fantastic! You get the Elf stamp of approval right here. I only gave it out on one other card but you absolutely deserve it with this creation. Awesome job!

Jenny said...

A fabulous CAS card, I love the 3D Christmas tree :)
Jenny x

Linby said...

sweet-fab christmas tree.

Zoechaos said...

Great card love your dotty tree XOXO Zoe