yay! this card won guest star stamper for me this month at papertrey ink for the stamp set take a bough. after months of entering consistently and a few honorable mentions. i was thrilled to get those, so to actually win--wow, what an honor! and free stamps on top of that. thank you so much, nichole!
so, anyway, remember the halloween tree card from when my stamps arrived and i wasn't ready for christmas so much? well, for the contest, i decided to expand on the idea and create a holiday tree series, which included the original, along with the winning christmas tree and an easter tree. here's the complete set...
and, since i haven't posted it anywhere yet, a close up of the easter tree...
a few design notes:
- i built up the branch a bit to make it more like a tree using the small add-on branch in the set.
- i used the pot from green thumb stamped on various papertrey label scraps in coordinating ink to create the polka dot tree pots.
- i was thinking charlie brown tree when i created the christmas one, so i bent the branch under the pressure of the ornament--i love the flexible nature of clear stamps.
- and i used crystal effects on the egg ornaments to get the same look of the page pebbles on the other two, since they have a different shape and the pebbles wouldn't work.
these were so much fun to create--and you really could decorate the tree for any occasion.
thanks again nichole!