Monday, November 17, 2014

Merry Christmas with folded tree

Surprise! I  have a Christmas card for you today! Blogland is full of them right now but you don't see a ton of them on mine...




Stamps: Hero Arts (swirl background), unmounted, unknown sentiment
Punches: EK success (star border)
Other: LifeStyle Crafts (embossing folder)

It features one of those folded trees that you probably have all seen around but the unusual thing about this one is that I used double-sided foil paper. One side is green, the other gold. It is very popular in Germany for all kinds of Christmas crafts and comes in a variety of color combinations. I brought some back some time ago especially with those trees in mind. After I folded it, I dry embossed it and added a foam mounted star punched from gold glitter paper. The rest is pretty self explanatory, I think, but if you have any questions please let me know!

This card works for several challenges! Check them out:

Virginia's View Challenge #9 "Metallic"




Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Stars"

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog



Addicted to Stamps "Anything Goes"


Inkspirational "Shine"




Hope the week has started well for you!
Susanne

21 comments:

Manuela said...

Hallo Susanne, eine schöne Weihnachtskarte, der Baum ist hübsch mit den 2 Farben und der Prägung. Lg

cm said...

Susanne...Your shiny tree is gorgeous, all swirly and flourished so beautifully. The colour combination, and the addition of stars...goodness! Swoon-alert! Glad to see you shared this gem over at Inkspirational! Yayy...and THANK YOU for doing so!
Hugs~c

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Love the look of the two-coloured christmas tree.
Thank you for playing with us at INKspirational Challenges for our "Shine" challenge.
Pia xx

Julie B said...

Love how you matched the background swirls with the metallic embossed tree.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Love that shimmery tree!! So pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Shona Chambers said...

Oooh I love that tree! I haven't seen the folded tree's before so will have to travel thru Google land to find some instructions. It looks fantastic with the two colours and love that you embossed it as well, clever thinking!!

Neets B said...

Love how you managed to match the embossed swirls with your stamped background. Thanks for linking up at ATSM, Anita x

Virginia Lu said...

Your Christmas tree is SO eye-catching! Das ist aber scheon! Ganz original und kreactiv! Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge! PS: You know me...I like to show off my broken German every now and then :)

Virginia Lu said...

BTW I also love that your originality comes from being a German. I love the tree-folding! Ich liebe Deutschland!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!! Thanks for playing at ATSM!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

That is some serious shine and a gorgeous design, Susanne! Unique and a winner to me!! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

Such a pretty tree, Susanne ... all the shimmer and shine is just gorgeous! Anita :)

Betty Wright said...

Love the two-toned foiled tree! Great texture and design! Wonderful Christmas card!

Neha said...

Love that foil & embossing...Beautiful

Cornelia W said...

Super, Dein gefalteter Baum - und das embossing passt auch so gut zu Deinem Hintergrundstempel!

Hettie said...

I have seen these trees all over Pinterest but yours looks great. One, you have used doublesided foil and then you have embossed it. Love your card.
Hugs
xx

maria f. said...

Fabulous idea to use double-sided paper for the tree. I like how the swirls on the BG are replicated on your tree. Enjoy the holidays!

cm said...

THANK YOU for your sweet comment, my friend! Just popping in to see how you are; miss your delightful posts and dazzling cards! Fingers crossed all is well!
Hugs galore!
~c

Joyce said...

What a wonderful Christmas card. That double sided foil and embossing makes for a striking tree.

Deepti said...

Soooooooooo pretty!

Daen'Ys said...

Eine sehr schöne Weihnachtskarte! Nette Idee, das gefaltete Bäumchen und das Motiv für den HG und die Bordüre gefallen mir auch sehr gut.

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