Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Modern Trees, SIP24

Greetings, friends! It's Tuesday and that means it is time for a new challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper. This week it's a color challenge, and I absolutely love this combo!

I'm pretty focused on making Christmas cards now, and I thought this combo would lend itself to a modern holiday card. With a little splash of gold to make it festive, I think it's absolutely delish! All the products except for ink are Lawn Fawn. The trees are from two different sets but I thought they combined perfectly. 

A have a few different gold ink pads, and I tried them out side by side to see which I liked best. The one I used, Galaxy Gold Brilliance by Tsukineko, was by far the shiniest and gave the best coverage. I have just a little mini pad that came in one of my Simon card kits, but this little ink pad packs a punch. I used it to stamp some of the trees and the stars, and I also used it direct to paper on the sentiment. Love it! 

I'm also playing along with two other challenges today. The Lawnscaping Challenge is In With The Old,  and pretty much everything I used to make my card is over a year old. At The Challenge, Lesley would like us to make a Christmas card.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Snow Day, Let it Snow (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Snow Day (Lawn Fawn)
Ink Pads: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush (SU), Tuexedo Black (Memento), Galaxy Gold Brilliance (Tsukineko)
Tools: Big Shot, Scripty Joy Die (Lawn Fawn)

Thanks for stopping by today! Please pay a visit to the rest of the Design Team at Stamp, Ink, Paper and we hope you'll play along with us this week, too! 

Inky hugs :)


Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Fabulous use of the challenge colours on your Christmas card Sandy. Those trees are so cute.

Lesley said...

Wow, this is SUPER cute! Great colour combo, Sandy! Thank you for playing at The Challenge!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love those modern, graphic trees, awesome card!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Challenge!

LeAnne said...

This is SO cool and trendy...I saw those colors and thought, "Uh uh, no way"! BUT....you created a beautiful masterpiece! Love the gold accents!

Kim Heggins said...

amazing card...just love your sweet forest! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Gorgeous card Sandy - love the use of these bold colours for your ultra-modern Christmas card and the gold adds a real festive shine! Thanks for the ink tip too - off to hunt one of these down!

Geri said...

First off....is the gold REALLY ink??? I'm soooo impressed as I was sure that it was embossed! I adore your stamped, layered trees and your perfectly balanced design! Thanks for sharing with us at 'the challenge'. Now, I'm off to add Galaxy Gold to my shopping list!

Dana M said...

Striking graphic card Sandy! I love the tree images and the little trees in the patterned paper. Wow, that ink is amazing!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Fab design, Sandy! Love the contemporary look! Great use of those colors, too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Challenge.