Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Card Creating Tuesdays

Today is Card Creating Tuesday over at My Cricut Craft Room! If you came from there, you are in the right spot. If not, head on over to My Cricut Craft Room to see all of the awesome cards we have in store for you today!

For today's project, I decided to do a Christmas Card.  Everyone talks about Christmas in July and I truly love Christmas, so this was a great pick-me-up for me!  Here is my card:



And a collage so you can see all the cute little trees...(there are two different kinds of trees)

For this card, I used the Waterfall Card Tutorial from www.splitcoaststampers.com and made it with traditional Christmas colors: red and green, with a little brown thrown in! ;-)

The paper I used was Creative Memories (Shades of Red and Shades of Green) and then the brown was just some from a basic cardstock pack from Hobby Lobby.  The ribbon is red and green raffia ribbon I found in my mom's Christmas wrapping stash.  For the trees, I used Create A Critter (p. 33 - Accessory Key and its Shift Key). On my Gypsy, I placed 4 of each - the key and its Shift counterpart - at 1.09" and lined them up on the mat so I could cut 2 of each out of the two shades of green.  I also used my Gypsy to "Hide" the face that comes when using the Shift Key.  I then alternated my two different types of trees on the four blocks of the "waterfall" to finish off the card.  The sentiment inside is from a set of Christmas acrylic stamps I picked up on clearance at Michael's a couple of years ago, and the ink color is Barn Door from the Distress Inks line by Tim Holtz.

These cards only LOOK hard; they are truly easy-peasy and give fantastic results!  Thank you for looking, and don't forget to check out My Cricut Craft Room every day for different inspiration!


A Creative Journey said...

Very cool waterfall card! I just love this technique and I always forget to make more of them! People are always amazed by them! Thank you for sharing! I am a follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and follow me as well at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/

Connie Layman said...

I love your card and as soon as I can slow down I want to try the waterfall technique...thanks for the tutorial!