Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Monochromatic Christmas Trees and Sale

I am in the thick of Christmas card making.  The big event is just over two months away and my pile needs to grow substantially before then.  

I thought I would pull out an old favorite, my Scandinavian Prints Christmas set.  

There are so many possibilities with this set, and I've found for cards like this, one of the easiest and quickest ways to work is to settle on an ink family and just mix and match the tones.  

For this card, I'm using Altenew's Sea Shore inks.  

I penciled in a ground line, and then stamped the trees varying the shades and combinations.  I did mock this up on some scrap paper to find the combination I liked best.

I usually stamp my sentiments in black, but decided to stay with the color scheme and stamp with the darkest shade in the set.

To add a little bit of sparkle and texture, I added a thin line of liquid adhesive and then dropped glitter over top.

Once you figure out the combination of trees you want to use, this is really a quick and easy card, perfect for mass producing and nice and flat for mailing.

I also wanted to let you guys know in case you haven't heard, but there's a great sale going on over at Ellen Hutson through tomorrow.  20% off all in-stock dies.  As always, be sure to check the clearance section - most of the items in there are already 40% off and you get the sale on top of that.  Hope you're able to find something good!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. this is so beautiful...the soft sweet colors you used make your card so magical!

  2. What a beautiful card! I love these trees and the monochromatic use of inks. :)