Thursday, 9 December 2010

Three Minute Thursday - using Lovely as a Tree

I am willing to bet that all those time-challenged crafters out there are even more time-challenged at the moment - there are so many extra demands on our time at this time of year. Well, why not put aside an hour and see how many of today's card you can make AND write messages in!

Here's the card:

This is such an easy card to make - you just stamp the trees randomly! Because you use lots of greens to stamp them, the eye is deceived into believing the design to be more complex than it is, so it only needs a touch of embellishment for extra interest - I used a star from Seeing Stars but an adhesive rhinestone would be quicker and just as effective.

Here's how to make this card:
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 8cm square.
  • Stamp a random design with the fir tree image, using several different greens.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Cherry Cobbler ink - it is quickest to use a stamp-a-majig, I promise!
  • Add a star using the stamp-a-majig for accuracy.
  • Mount the panel onto a 9cm square Cherry Cobbler card base.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Seeing Stars, Season of Joy (sentiment)
Ink: Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla

It is still so cold here that I cannot imagine why everyone isn't hibernating! Yesterday I came into the house and announced " It's registering -8 degrees in the car!" and my daughter looked up and said "Cool!" Can you even BELIEVE she said that?!!!

I have a special card to show you tomorrow. Hope you can join me!


  1. I love 3 Minute Thursday - long may it continue. The inspiration you give us brilliant - thank you. - Jacqueline xx.

  2. I really must get this set!! This is such a lovely Christmas card - the forest is fab!!

  3. I like how you repeated the tree image to create a forest. I also like how you put a star on just one of them. Great, simple, holiday card.

    It's been in the teens here (farenheit) and won't warm up. It's much too early for winter to be setting in this hard.

  4. Lovely, lovely, lovely Vicky. You are so inspiring
    Margaret x

  5. Love love your card Vicky. Gorgeous stamping!!! and yes I love your 3 min Thurs.. :)

  6. I will never get through your blog if I feel like I must comment on everyone, but I just can't help it! You have absolutely mastered making simple cards that look complicated. Love the way you overlapped the trees. That set has been on my Stampin' Up wishlist for I don't know how many years. I should really just break down and buy it! You use it beautifully!

  7. So very clever, love the layered look of your trees.


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