Sunday, 13 August 2017

Frosty Trees

It does seem odd thinking about Christmas cards when the sun is shining from a clear blue sky but most of us seem to need quite a few and it wouldn't be the best of ideas to leave the making until December - I'd hate to be forced to go out and actually buy cards!!  I had a play with some of my favourite Pixie powder yesterday in just the one colour but once dry the particles separate out to show others.  Water colour paper was used and while it was all quite wet I sprinkled with sea salt flakes and left to dry thoroughly before brushing off the flakes.  A tree die was cut twice using pearl card and partially overlapped behind a stitched hillside strip.  All that was  necessary then was to pop this onto the 'sky', add a word and we have a relatively simple Christmas card.  The letters for the word were cut from a scrap of the 'Pixied' background.

Pixie Powder - midnight blue
Trees - evergreen trees die from Sheena Douglass
Snowscape - stitched hillside die from Lawn Fawn
Word - Brushed Alphabet dies from Sizzix
White Card - Centura Pearl from Crafter's Companion


  1. Love this card, the background is gorgeous Val.

  2. Lovely background Val it makes a lovely Christmas card


  3. Oh wow Val I love that background it's such a wonderful colour. It make a wonderful Christmas card.

    Sue xx

  4. Wonderful card, Val, great design and the sky is amazing! xx

  5. Beautiful background Val, very effective with the white die cutting, and I love how it peeps through the Noel at the bottom too. Gorgeous colours, Judith xx

  6. Your pixie powder background looks just like a winter night sky. A lovely classic card. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. gorgeous card Val...and in my fav colour (wink, wink)
    xx Karen

  8. This is beautiful, Val! Jo x

  9. Amazing card Val - so crisp and clean. I love the Pixie Powder sky and have made a note of the colour as it is definitely one I need to add to my stash. x Anne