Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Tree Collage Card

Hello, everyone!  This is my second post today!  I'm back to share a collage-style card.  I went through my Christmas stash and found some fun elements to layer together. The acetate die-cut did not photograph well due to the bright sun but it's transparent in real life.

I started with a kraft card base and stamped the music background in gray. I added strips of washi tape along the top and bottom and stamped "No peeking" at the top. Next I layered a journal card and then a Christmas tree die-cut. The acetate sentiment and snowflake die-cuts were adhered next, along with some thin strips I trimmed from a sticker. The cute snowman stocking contains a shaker so I thought it added a bit of fun and dimension. The die-cut kitties were next, and lastly I added some sequins and star sequins to finish it off.

Here are the products used:
  • Die-cut packs:  K and Company (tree, word, snowflake), Deja Views (journal card)
  • Dies: Impression Obsession Cats
  • Stamps: SugarPea Designs Sweet Treats Christmas (sentiment), Heidi Swapp Music Notes (background)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Going Grey
  • Ribbon:  Won from Little Scrap Pieces (thank you, Karen!)
  • Other:  Sequins, star sequins, snowman shaker, and washi tape from my Dollarama stash

I would like to support the following challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG 8/8; Allsorts AG Christmas 2/3; Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday Cards UE; Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG No Digis 1/2; Brown Sugar AG 1/2; Craft Your Passion Always AG 1/3; Crafting by Designs Getting Ready for Christmas 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Add a Sentiment UE; Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra November AG UE; Crafty Ribbons Christmas with Ribbon 1/5; Creatalicious AG Optional Christmas Colours 1/3; Creative Moments AG 2/3; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/day; Double D Traditional Christmas Colours 2/3; Dragonfly Journeys Christmas Critters UE; Hiding in My Craftroom Any Holiday 2/3; Holly Jolly Christmas Card or Anything But a Card 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating November Linky AG UE; Not Just Cards November AG UE; Robyn's Fetish Stripes or Dots 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday O Christmas Tree 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas to Die For 2/5; Sparkles Monthly Christmas is Coming 1/3; SugarPea Designs Mix it Up Challenge #24 (I was inspired by the Christmas theme); SUYP Cats Only Furry-thing Goes UE; The Crafter's Cafe Christmas Comes Early 3/3; The Outlawz Festive Fridays 25 More Days 'til Christmas 1E; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk 258 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


Beccy said...

Wow, what a fabulous collage card! I love all the different elements you added Kitty, especially that gorgeous Christmas tree. It was fun looking for all the different items you said you'd added to the card, some of them I didn't notice until you mentioned them. Fabulous job!

Darcy Schroeder said...

This is just wonderful, Kitty! I think it just captures the spirit of Christmas in a fabulous way! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge!

DIANA L. said...

How fun I love your collage card, but I don't see an elf there - I d love for you to play along in the elf antics linky.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes November Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day

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vinita jain said...

This is absolutely a fabulous collage creation, balanced so well with all fun elements, love it!

ike said...

Oh, that is really gorgeous. I adore the little snowman shaker too. Great kitties. Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.

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katieo said...

WOW you used so many fun elements to create this gorgeous cards. I love the kitties
Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes November Linky Challenge.

Lisa Lynn said...

What a fun card. Like how you have the cats in there...mine would be climbing the tree.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a great card, its good to use up older stash sometimes

KraftyKoolKat said...

A gorgeous creation from old stash Kitty.

Chana Harris said...

Love the new blog layout! Great project, too! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

DonnaMundinger said...

EEEK! How cute! Lovin' the kitties and fabulous collage effect. Gotta say, I covet that shaker stocking! LOL xxD

brenda said...

Another lovely Christmas card Kitty, perfect for Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Darlene said...

WOW what a cute creation ... awesome collage design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Traditional Christmas Colors’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Kuni said...

Fabulous card Kitty.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the scene you've created!! The layering is fabulous!! The tree looks amazing!! Thank you so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Hetty said...

Great collage style card.
Wonderful tree and beautiful written Christmas.

Fiki said...

Beautiful card my friend!
have a nice day
lots of hugs

Leslie Miller said...

This is fabulous with all those wonderful parts put together. They all look like they belong just where they landed. Beautiful Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is very cool. It has a vintage feel... and cats, can't go wrong with them. I posted the Pocket Letter I sent to Fiki.

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Kitty, a brilliant collage design.

Mrs A. said...

I love the vintage look you have achieved with all these embellishments.Hugs Mrs A.

Carol S. said...

Great card and design. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons and hope you will join us again. Carol S. DT

scrAPpamondo said...

Very detailed vintage card, Kitty! A bit unusual for you, I think! But so lovely and impressive (and with kitties as always!!Yay!) :D
Fab shaker stocking, it give really a fab interest to the whole creation! You have achieved a lot of dimensions with the tree and all the details and embellishments, very well done!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful elements used on your collage design. It makes for a gorgeous card too!

Teresa Kline said...

hello! so many sweet details..awesome festive card! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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terrie said...

Your collage Christmas card is really nice.....Great idea to add all of the embellishments but I like how you added the Christmas sentiment side way....well done Kitty

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card, love the idea of a collage card, but very intimidated by them.

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous creation! I love all the layers!
xoxo olga

Afreen banu said...

Pretty.. Thanks for playing along with at Brown sugar challenge blog.. Good Luck


Lucy Woods said...

Now this is just Christmas summed up on a card! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing at Crafty Ribbons!
Lucy x

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Sutch a great card, and oh, the litlle buttie has a shaker in it!! It is great!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

marion said...

that is a lovely collage card, I especially love the kitties you added, hope you have a lovely weekend, sending lots of hugs and love, a treat for your lovely furbabys, xxx, Marion

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! It's a fabulous collage, Miss Kitty! I love the details of a traditional Christmas found in every inch of your pretty project! My favorite part is the Christmas sentiment on the vertical with a few dancing green sparklies! Those kitties look like they are thoroughly at home beneath the tree! hugs, de

Jeannie said...

Hi KT! Very pretty card and I just love the placement of the kitties on it as well. So many fun elements to look at! Thanks so much for joining my Christmas Critters blog challenge :)

Jeannie T.
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Pia S said...

You've combined elements I wouldn't have thought of matching as they're different in style, a bit of vintage, a bit of modern, some classy some fun, but I think this turned out beautiful and different!

Lisa said...

Oooh I love this! Dollarama has some pretty cool stuff! Awesome collage card!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a clever idea to go back through your stash and find those holiday goodies! Combining and layering the elements that you did made the card so interesting and was a treat to see! I enjoyed looking at the things you found and combined. This made me feel so happy for the holidays and I'm grateful that you took the time to share your skills with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Ardyth said...

Love the vintage feel of this! So glad you joined us at SugarPea Designs!

Annemi said...

What a great collage. So much to look at. Love it all. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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Donna said...

Fabulous card Kitty and great idea, I will be looking at all my Christmas cards differently now!

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional traditional Christmas Colours” challenge over at Creatalicious. Unfortunately your blog post is dated before our challenge went life...
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

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Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Helen x

Leslie said...

Love everything about this! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Creatalicious Challenges "Anything Goes with optional traditional Christmas colors" challenge!
Leslie, Creatalicious DT
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Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly. Good luck.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Holly Jolly DT

Linda said...

What a beautiful Collage card, I love all your elements, Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly, LInda DT

suzARTe said...

Sorry it has taken so long to comment on this card, I had to leave my blog abruptly due to ill health. This is such a lovely card and just to let you know that the link-up's are up and running again, look forward to seeing your submissions
Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx