O Christmas Tree, how ugly are your branches. Can I just say that this is the most unattractive Christmas card I ever made? You know how you have an idea in your mind but it doesn’t work out on paper? This is one of those times. But just to keep you on your toes and remind you that we can’t all make beautiful cards all the time, I am going to share it with you anyway:
Fortunately, it uses Karen’s Sweet Sunday Sketch, which is a lovely sketch, but only helps it a little:
I deviated a bit, using an oval instead of a circle, as my tree from Lovely As A Tree would fit better. It was stamped on watercolor paper, then I lightly watercolored it just to “spread” the branches a bit…..glitter adds a little extra touch to draw one’s eye away from the ugliness of the whole thing! The background paper is SU’s Bride DP, sponged with Old Olive; the card is Rich Razzleberry, wheeled with the Baroque Border wheel. I added a Build-a-Brad on to the ribbon from my stash. I do like the inside:
The little pine branch image was colored with markers and stamped on watercolor paper as well, then overstamped with the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes. The only redeeming piece on the whole card.
Oh well, you can’t win them all…..another card to add to my Christmas card stash and hopefully someone will realize that it’s the thought that counts, right?! Enjoy your day! Oh, and I plan to do a quick tutorial on how to make the square scallop into a rectangle…stay tuned!