I had such fun with the Tree theme for the Christmas Card Club last fortnight, that I decided to make a second tree card. I have always loved this Penny Black image and realized that I had one already coloured, just waiting to be made up into a card.
I tried to let the pink and grey tones take over the card, but once I got the image matted, I realized that the dark rose on the image took over. So I gave into it and added a sentiment image, from that same already coloured, images album. It had strong rose shades as well. While the colours are not identical...they are close enough that I think they are OK together. Once I got it stuck down, I decided it looked too perched up there at the top. I haven't managed to think of a way to overcome that flaw. I am afraid to try and remove it though so guess I am stuck with it! I have toyed with the idea of adding a dark rose snowflake border down the right hand side...but I am already at my limit of overhanging bits as the largest size you can get envelopes locally is 6 inches. Decisions, decisions...guess I decided to leave it as is...as here it is on my post...perched sentiment and all!!!
Here is a close up of the sentiment...I think you can just see that while I used round bling for everything else, I used teensy hearts on the three small snowflakes.
Card base - hand cut from my stash
DP - Not sure where the grey birch trees are from...will suss it out once home again
Card Stock - snippets of pink card and also some black glitter card
Bling - pink and grey rhinestones from my stash
Image - Penny Black Warmest Wishes
Sentiment - not sure...will update once home again
I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Marks Finest Papers - Christmas Card Challenge
3. Simon Says Stamp -Wednesday Challenge - Sparkle