October 7, 2010

Circle Doily tree and tree skirt - Christmas card

Good evening, my friends!
 Hero Arts' this month's theme is 'Holiday card making'! Knew it about 6 hours ago - of course, I expected it as same as everyone. ;)
  I knew that I had to take enough sleep time (it's midnight here!) - I have an appointment after taking a nap. And according to the circumstances, I have to go abroad for several days. But I couldn't stop creating!
So, finished a Christmas card to use Circle Doily cling stamp for my holy tree and its skirt. Looking forward to the arrival of the new holiday stamps around next weekend. :)

Voila! Here is my first entry card for the Hero Arts October challenge Round 1.
Click the photo above to enlarge, please.

 The image of this result was in my brain when I saw the stamp on the catalogue page.
The holly tree was created by white embossing on the purple colored vellum and decorated with the ribbon and the gemstones. I used the left-over leather, approximately 1 cm wide for a tree trunk.
The tree skirt was stamped the Circle Doily stamp with VersaMark Champagne and added to stamp the sentiment. The finished size of this easel card is 4" x4".
I'm going to make several same cards for actual use. I had a good time to make this one, I think. But, SLEEPY! ;)

 To tell you the truth, I've been struggling with Blogger since yesterday evening. Probably, the limit file size for photo uploading was already over? Couldn't accept it at all... So, the enlarged photo is from my web server.

Stamp used:
Hero Arts: Cling Circle Doily / CG168 Sparkle Clear Holiday Messages / CL244
Other supplies:
Bazzill swiss dots and orange peel CS, Making Memories PP, World Win Translucent Vellum
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black, Versa Mark / Champagne
Ranger Embossing Powder / Sea Foam
Hero Arts gemstones, ribbons, brad, Spellbinders Nestabilitie die

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful week!


  1. Hi Tomo-chan! Love your easel card and the idea of the doily as the tree skirt is so creative! Hope you are well and getting enough sleep! Take care, ne?

  2. This is so creative, Tomo! I love it! Beautifully presented, too!

  3. What a wonderful idea and beautiful tree.

  4. Tomo - what a sweet card. Love how you used a non-christmas stamp to make your tree, Just perfect.

  5. your lace tree is so pretty. clever idea! lovely easel card, Tomo!

  6. Gorgeous design! Love it, Tomo! Take good care!

  7. Hi! Thank you so very much everyone for your lovely comments!

    To Alice, Deirdre and Virginia,
    So sorry to be late for publishing all of your appreciated comments. I was away and came home a few hours ago. So, my system has held them in the term. I appologize you!

  8. Hi, Tomo! Wonderful holiday card! I love the pretty blue tree you made and the subtle tone-on-tone lace on the inside of the easel card. Just gorgeous! :-)


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