Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Whimsical Christmas Tree

Glitter and more glitter!!!  I fell in love with the Tim Holtz heart/wing sizzix die about a year ago and have used it for quite a few different holiday cards.  I wanted to do a whimsical card and decided to include the wings with the Christmas tree -- something fun as well as different!  The background paper is a copper glitter design, the tree is a rectangle I cut by hand from another glitter paper, and the wings were die cut from champagne-color glitter paper.  I used a SU border punch for the scallops around the tree edges.  I used a  Fiskar star punch on copper glitter paper for the top of the tree and embellished it with a SU tiny jingle bell for some added whimsy.  The soft suede taffeta ribbon was attached using a tape runner prior to pleating the ribbon.  The SU white velvet ribbon give the card a little bit of texture and old-fashioned feeling.  I used dimension dots to lift the tree off the top of the card to give it some height.  The verse was stamped using soft suede ink and cut by hand.  I added two tiny gold-color pearls along each side of the verse for a little more elegance.
The teddy bear in the background is one I designed for my fall craft shows this year -- he is just so darn adorable!


  1. Love that glitter paper, too! Very lovely card.
    TFS. ...and Merry Christmas!

    - Micki from (

  2. Oh How Beautiful! love all the sparkle!
    Thanks for playing along in the Dolce Stamps and Cards Challenge!

  3. Very nice use of angel wings. Love it when cards sparkle and shine, love it. Thanks for playing with us at Dolce Shine/Mettalic Challenge

  4. Clever use of those wings! Fabulous sparkle! Thanks for playing with us in the Dolce Stamps and Cards Shine/Metallic Challenge!