Wednesday, 19 December 2012

A Study in Scarlet...and black and white!

This card is inspired by Sue Wilson. She did a marvellous card with the Holiday Tree stuck together like this, and I had to give it a go. Such an intricate die demands a simple colour scheme, so we have a study in scarlet, black and white.

"A Study in Scarlet... and black and white!"

Three trees are diecut and folded in half, then the halves are glued together (I used a thin smear of PVA which makes for a good hold). The glued tree is stuck to black pearlised card and cut out with a thin border. Pearlised card is embossed and stuck to the front of a blank A5 card, and the tree adhered to the centre. The "Merry Christmas" card is cut to A5 and an aperture diecut, then raised on foam tape onto the front of the card.

"Side view showing dimension"

One of the baubles is diecut three times and assembled in a similar fashion for the top left of the card, and the poinsettia is diecut in red. holographic card and assembled for the bottom right. A small bow and some gems finish the decoration.

It's pouring with rain here in Northern Ireland, but I'm not complaining since at least there's no snow (fingers crossed it holds off 'til next week!).

Spellbinders Holiday Tree, Labels 28, Poinsettia
Embossibilities Twigs and Tweets
cardstock: pearlised white, Kanban Merry Christmas, red holographic, white 300gsm card blank
adhesives: PVA, foam tape, glossy accents, Pinflair
Red ribbon
red gems

Entered for the following challenges:
Ladybug Crafts - Christmas and/or Winter
Natalie and Amy - Christmas or Winter
Oozak - Anything Goes + Red
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - It's Christmas
Sparkle Forum Christmas Challenge - Button or Bow


  1. Such a beautifully designed card Maddy. I LOVE that tree and gorgeous red holographic poinsettia.
    It's wet and windy here too, a good excuse for me to stay in!!

    Hugs Sue

  2. I am really impressed - this card is simply fantastic. I can also tell that we here in Denmark have rain and wind, but they have promised that it will be colder to the weekend.

  3. How spooky is that, Maddy! I think we have been on the same wavelength! I LOVE your card. it is beautiful!

  4. Gorgeous Christmas card. I love the tree die you used :)
    Thank you for joining in with us this month at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

  5. Oh this is so beautiful and crisp thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas challenge and good luck hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  6. Hi Maddy. I am so pleased to have the chance for another look at your gorgeous card so that I can say thank you to you for taking part in the Ladybug Crafts Challenge.
    Hugs Sue

  7. A brilliant creation!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  8. I'm rather late arriving Maddy, time seems to have got the better of me this Christmas.

    You have created a beautifully elegant card and such clever use of dies.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

    Hope you has a lovely Christmas day and enjoy the remainder the festive season

    B x


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