This Christmas card was inspired by one of my most popular blog posts that I did three year ago. You can check it out here. The tree is the main focal point and I think its curves are timeless and that is what everyone likes about it. So, why not use the same tree in another card? Well, that is exactly what I have done and I like this card as much as the previous one. Here is how I did it:
The tree I used from a Cricut Christmas Solutions, cut at 4.5" on green glimmer paper. I first used Simon Says Stamp's "Bundle of Stitched Shapes". If you look close you can see the stitching detail around the edge. I them made it into the background with a stencil and texture or embossing paste. The stencil is Tim Holtz's "Holiday Knit". I just love the texture it adds and it's subtlety behind the tree.
For the red banner, I stamped it with Stampin Up's "Sweet Essentials" Christmas Cheer sentiment. For the finishing touch, the holly and berries were added from Papertrey Ink's "Holly Jolly Die Collection".
I may be inspired to see what other backdrops I can come up with to support the star of this card. That tree is