True Blue Forever Friend

What a weekend! Whew! Not much time for crafting, so I will have to try and pack TWO challenges into one card! (hey, 0_O is that allowed?!) Here goes:

This is for the 365 Cards : Day 140 (sketch below);
and for the Christmas Stampin All Year Round - Bling It Up! (challenge #57) ((what -- it is too Christmas-y - has Snowflakes!!)) And Voila! My Masterpiece:

It does have some glitter, besides the obvious bling: I added drops of coordinated glitter glue in the various quadrants. For the snowflakes I used a Gelly Roll glitter pen to accent the centers.

This Stamp Set is the retired Branch Out; I used Old Olive and Sahara Sand cardstock; inks were various - Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Green Galore, Glorious Green, Old Olive, Really Rust, Real Red, Only Orange, and Bashful Blue. All Stampin Up! (you should see my craft table!! what a whirlwind!) The trees were stamped 4 times, each decorated for a season, and then I cut them on the angles and pieced them together. The sentiment is Fundamental Phrase stamp set, thought it went well with my 4-seasons approach and "a friend for all seasons" was what I meant :-). The Glitter/Bling is a bit more evident in Real Life, thanks for looking!


Tasia D said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE THIS! How clever!! And what an awesome way to incorporate the 365 sketch. Seriously beautiful work!

Rose said...

very clever is right! love how the tree has all the seasons on it :)

♥Jan♥ said...

Truly a tree for all seasons, beautiful.

~amy~ said...

well aren't you sooo very clever! love it!!

Pam said...

I love how you combined the two challenges to create one fabulous card!