Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Snow Globes & Very Merry Christmas Tree Cards

Hi there! I wanted to tell you about a new challenge I'm hosting on the Lily Bee blog this month. You see, this whole week the design team gals are showcasing Christmas and Holiday cards so my challenge for all of you is to grab your favorite Lily Bee goodies and CREATE A SHAPED CARD. This means no standard size rectangle cards, unless...you create a festive holiday shape as the main embellishment on the card.

I created these two cards to hopefully spur a few ideas. First is my shaped card...a snow globe.
Snow Globe Card Heather Leopard
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Supplies: Christmas Cheer (6x6 Tiny Tablet, Figgy Pudding 12x12 paper); Autumn Spice (Nutmeg 12x12 paper)

How-to: I cut the globe portion out of thick transparency on my CAMEO but creating a circle card cutting file. I then cut another circle the same size out of white cardstock and another circle with a snowflake design and affixed them over the back of the card. I then embellished with snow covered meadows, deer and a tree.
Snow Globe Card scene Heather Leopard

Next is a standard card but I created a Christmas tree out of triangles, and used it as the main focus for the card.
Very Merry Christmas Heather Leopard  
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Supplies: Christmas Cheer (6x6 Tiny Tablet, Figgy Pudding 12x12 paper,Peppermint 12x12 paper, Mixed Cardstock Stickers, Clear Stamps); Autumn Spice (Nutmeg 12x12 paper)

I flipped the banner cardstock stickers over to create additional smaller trees. I stamped the sentiment using the stamp set from this collection.
Very Merry Christmas trees Heather Leopard

Here's a close-up of the tree. I simply cut triangles in cascading sizes and layered them over each other, using pop dots to make them stand out.
Very Merry Christmas tree Heather Leopard

Now I want to see your take on this Take Shape card challenge! Head over to the Lily Bee blog to get the details on how to play along. 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

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Francy said...

You two cards are stunning, i love the colours and the paper are fantastic.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I just saw these over on LB blog and WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW! They are GORGEOUS!!!!

Shannon stout said...

LOVE that tree card! And the snoglobe is so clever! Beautiful!

Connie Mercer said...

gorgeous cards both of them. Love the snow globe!!!

snappy scrappy said...

Wonderful cards...love the snow globe shape. Lee-Ann :)

antenucci said...

Love the tree card! The snowglobe one is a great idea too.

laura said...

Wondeful cards. I tried to pin the tree cards, but the pin button didn't like me.

Sarah Webb said...

Lovely cards!

Diana Waite said...

what GEMS! these cards are SO cute!!