Friday 30 August 2019

JAI 472 sketch challenge - Perfectly Plaid Christmas tree card

It's only five days until the 2019 Christmas-Holiday Catalogue begins (yay!) so I'm counting down with a Christmas card made with some of my faves, and the new Just Add Ink challenge sketch.

Tina came up with this week's sketch and I think it's a goodie with all sorts of possibilities.

I've made this clean & fresh Christmas card with the Perfectly Plaid stamp set & pine tree punch bundle - a bargain must - and fun Let it Snow paper pack.

How cute is that tree?! It's just one of the tree images in the Perfectly Plaid stamp set.
I stamped it in shaded spruce ink - a modern take on a traditional Christmas green, then dotted with a light real red Blend marker and some clear Wink of Stella.

I punched out the stamped tree & two plain white trees using the new Pine Tree punch (can you say quick and easy!), coloured the plain ones with a light Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blend marker then layered them together.

The beautiful stamped sentiment - also from Perfectly Plaid - was stamped in Shaded Spruce ink too. I love the little touch of shine from the Woven Threads sequins from the Annual Catalogue.

I built the main sketch elements using two fresh prints from the Let it Snow Specialty paper pack. This pack has a combination of fresh prints on one side and fun, glittery Christmas images on the other side. The best of both worlds.

I must mention that the red is not displaying properly in my pics. It looks much more orange in the pics than in real life, where it's a definitely lovely Real Red.

Inside, there's a coordinating sentiment plus other elements carried over from the front.

So that's my take on the challenge sketch. I hope you'll try it yourself. Start by checking out how our Just Add Ink team have used it - now on the Just Add Ink blog.

So why will the Perfectly Plaid bundle perfect for your Christmas creating?
- It's quick and easy to use & includes lots of tree styles & sentiment options to mix and match.
- You can punch trees with any papers you have on hand - tree garlands anyone?
- It's a total bargain at only $54.75 for both the stamp set and punch bundle - remember you save 10% on individual prices when you buy the bundle.

Check out the whole suite on pages 12-14 of the Christmas Holiday Catalogue or in my Stampin' Up! online store from 4 September for even more options to accessorise.
Will you be adding it to your shopping list?

I'll be back next time with something completely different - some guy cards - so pop back soon.

Happy stamping and inky wishes

Project Supplies
Here's what I used to make today's project. Click on the items below to see and order them in my Online Store.
You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to help you with your papercrafting needs. Thanks for selecting me as your preferred Demonstrator in the online store, if you don't already have one looking after you.

Note: Perfectly Plaid bundle & stamps, Pine Tree punch and Let it Snow paper pack available to order from 4 September, 2019 from the 2019 Christmas-Holiday Catalogue.

1 comment:

Tina said...

Your card is gorgeous, Di! the colours are amazing, and that tree is so cute! I think I will have to invest in that punch.