O Christmas Tree by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, I have a little inspiration for the current challenge at That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog today as my project for this week is a card. I was lucky enough to get my inky mitts on one of our Donna’s new Christmas stamp sets and this is one of several cards I’ve made with it.


That’s Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets – Christmas Collection Set 2, Textures Collection Set 1
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads – Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Broken China, Picked Raspberry
White Square Card Blank


First make the background paper. I added patches of the blue, pink and green Oxides to my craft mat, misted them gently with water and then pressed in a square of mixed media paper to pick up the colour. I carried on with this until I was happy with the effect.

I next masked off the top of the tree so that the ink just went on the star and then inked, removed the masking tape and stamped on the coloured paper, repeating the process several times randomly round the edges and heat embossed the stars with the gold embossing powder.

I then used the bubble texture stamp without a mount, inking with the embossing ink and stamping randomly in the remaining areas. I again heat embossed the bubble with gold powder. I then used a damp brush to pick up some of the leftover oxide colour on my craft mat and added colour to the stars and bubbles to make them stand out more.

I coloured a scrap of mixed media paper with the green Oxide ink, aiming for a stronger colour for contrast. I stamped on the tree design with the embossing ink and heat embossed with gold before cutting out the image. I also stamped the Christmas sentiment on a scrap, gold embossed it and coloured with the pink Oxide after cutting out the words.

I assembled my card as you see using a mix of foam tape and glue to add dimension in some places to the finished creation. The final touch was a blue gem added to the star on the tree.

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. A happy Christmas it looks like ,-- your gorgeous color tones, -I love them- and also Donna`s sweetest tree. Lovely with the Happy Christmas in Picked Raspberry, which also highlights the pink tones on the background . Gorgeous Fliss !! Xx- Dorthe

  2. Great Christmas card using Donna's stamps, love the colour choice
    Amanda x

  3. Ah the C word!! Great colour choice Fliss - with the tree really standing out against the more muted background - which I love! x

  4. The dreaded C word lol. Fab card though Fliss. Loving all those stars and that tree is fab.
    Much love, Bev. xxx

  5. Love this Christmas card Fliss, the colours are really yummy together and I'm so happy you had fun with the stamp set too :)
    Donna xx

  6. Love your background Fliss, great way to get the most out of that star by masking it off. Hugs Tracey xx


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