Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Minimalist Christmas Tree - Stampin' Up! So Many Snowflakes Dies

  I'm still plugging away at my Christmas cards and I'm doing pretty well I think.  I have a few designs already made that I can go back and make multiples if I find my inspiration or time lacking to do one of kind cards but for now it's been fun to come up with a few more new designs each week.

  My card today uses the CAS Christmas Card Challenge which is "Christmas Tree".  It was fun to make a tone on tone background in white and then top it with an eye-catching tree for this challenge.

  This card is really much prettier in person as the sparkle on the tree just doesn't show well in the photo.

  I started with a Whisper White card base, then a smaller layer of Whisper White embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.  I cut a variety of snowflakes using the So Many Snowflakes dies and adhered them to the embossed panel and trimmed off the overhanging bits.  I wrapped a piece of crinkled seam binding ribbon around the lower part of the panel and tied it off with a knot.  

  For the tree I convinced myself to finally cut into the really cool Rainbow Glimmer paper.  I used one of the largest Stitched Triangle dies and cut into the green/blue section of cardstock.  I popped it up over the snowflakes with dimensionals and then tucked the flagged sentiment under the edge.   I added a few rhinestones to the centers of some snowflakes for a bit of shine on the rest of the card.

  I could make a few more of this design but I might have to go back to hoarding this paper!  

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Itty Bitty Christmas

Ink: Bermuda Bay

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Rainbow Glimmer paper

Accessories: Subtle embossing folder, So Many Snowflakes dies, Stitched Triangle dies, Crinkled seam binding ribbon, dimensionals, rhinestones


  1. What gorgeous colors on your sparkly tree, it really stands out against the white snowflake embossed background - so beautifully CAS! Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas Amanda!

  2. Love your two-toned sparkly tree Amanda. It just pops off the all white background. Great depth and dimension with your dry embossed background. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  3. This is gorgeous, Amanda! The beautiful snowflakes on the subtle embossed card base is simply elegant. I can imagine the pretty shine of the glimmer tree. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Christmas!
    Hideko xx

  4. Fantastic card, Amanda; the snowflake EF is a wonderful background and I don't blame you for wanting to hoard that paper, it is magnificent and makes such a lovely tree! Thank you for sharing at CAS Christmas!

  5. Gorgeous tree Amanda, love your colours, cool paper. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.


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