Monday, March 7, 2016

Ombre two ways

Life is crazy, but I managed to sneak in a quick crafting session to make this card.
I know when challenges use a "green" theme in March, someone was thinking St. Patrick's Day, but it made me think of Christmas, so that's what I made.
I started by stamping a very old Stampin' Up Christmas tree and black-embossing it on a snippet of watercolor paper.  I then used Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to water color it, adding more water as I colored further down the tree to achieve an ombre look.  Thanks to a big pile of green snippets (some I didn't even have to cut because they were already the right size), the tree is mounted on a light green shimmer paper, and the ombre theme is repeated in the three flags on the bottom of the mat.
The layout here is the Kraftin' Kimmie Sketch for this month, and I think it's a sketch with a lot of possibilities.
This card is for these challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie #321 -- March Sketch
Pattie's Creations -- Green
Double D Challenge -- Feeling Green
Little Tangles #66-- Ombre
Jade's sparkling  butterflies/2 Crafty Girls #14 -- Monochromatic
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 271 -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Pixie's Snippet Playground #219 -- snippets
Word Art Wednesday #221 -- Anything goes


  1. It is a lovely Christmas tree indeed and you have lovely layers and banners. Thank you so much for entering our 221st challenge. We are always delighted to see your entries and appreciate your inspirational creativity.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday
    DT Member

  2. Great job on the sketch and I love your ombre effects (both of them). Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie challenges.

  3. Fabulous Christmas card and design! Thank you for joining Double D for our 'Feeling Green' challenge!
    Diane DD DT

  4. This is just great Sandy! Love all those shades of green you used and such a super tree stamp!

    Thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground :)


    Di xx

  5. Hi Sandy! Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my Snippets make!
    I am not very good with green but this is a super card!
    Thanks again. x

  6. This is awesome! Love the design and the coloring on the tree is fabulous! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Feeling GREEN’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.


  7. Such a pretty card.. love all the greens.. thanks for joining us at Little Tangles.

  8. I love your take on the challenge! Such a great card! Thanks so much for playing along at Double D Challenge!!

  9. This is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

  10. how clever to create a green card for Christmas rather than St. Patrick's Day! I like the banners!

    thank you so much for joining our challenge over at The Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Blog! :)

  11. Love that layout. Cool stamp too!

    Thanks so much for entering your card into our latest challenge over at Pattie's Creations. Good luck in the draw.

    ☺Lisa D.
    DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    D├ęcosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!

  12. Lovely CAS design. We are so blessed with your participation in our previous Challenge and would love to have you back for our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I want to share with you the inspiration of God's Word from Habakkuk 2:3-4 and it says, " For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. “See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright— but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness---." Have an awesome week!

    JO ANN

  13. Great looking card with those various shades of green. I remember that old SU stamp... always reminded me of DeNami.

  14. Great card - love the way you've used the sketch.

    Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Challenges

    Helen N x


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