I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was full and busy, as usual. We still have one more Christmas to celebrate…when my oldest son and daughter-in-law come in New Year's weekend to celebrate Christmas. This year they were at her parents' to celebrate. Do I like sharing the holidays? No…but I do understand. It is just too hard to make the trip to both places over the few days of Christmas. We'll get to enjoy our time with them in a more quiet setting. I don't take down my Christmas tree until January 2-3 anyway!
Here is a card that I was meaning to post on Christmas Day…but just ran out of time. Since SU Only Challenges has a theme of Punch Art focal points, I decided to go ahead and show it. You'll be able to use it as inspiration for your cards next year. Several of my classes made this card and it was a hit!
Can you tell what punch I used for the tree? If you said one of the petals on the Blossoms Petal Builder Punch, you guessed right! It was fun stacking them in graduating sized rows to build the tree. And, using the Holly Berry Bouquet small holly print design fit it perfectly. The berries look like little red ornaments to me!
The base is Very Vanilla and I layered on Wild Wasabi cardstock that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder. On top of that is a Real Red Top Note die that is stamped with the Christmas Collage background image in Cherry Cobbler. I stamped the Deck the Halls greeting from Merry & Type stamp set in Early Espresso Ink and wrapped some Certainly Celery Taffeta Ribbon around and tied a knot. I added a couple Rhinestone Jewels under the ribbon, too, for some extra sparkle. At the top of the tree is the smallest of the Star die and Silver Glimmer Paper. The tree trunk is a rectangle of Early Espresso that I sponged with Very Vanilla Craft Ink.
Well, what do you think? I was so excited to build the tree with the petal…I hadn't seen it done quite like that before! Hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays! My husband is home this week, but I still need to work at getting some stamping projects done!