Crealies: Abstract Christmas Trees



Hi everyone, today I’m sharing my second project for this years guest design series for Crealies with you all and today I’m creating another fun Christmas card.




Step 1:

Like in my last Crealies tutorial I draw out the rectangle die shape that I’m going to stamp my Christmas trees on. This rectangle die is from the Crea-Nest-Lies XXL die set no 24. Now I can place my stamps exactly where I want them to go, pick up the stamps with the door of my MISTI stamping tool (use whatever stamping tool you have), place the die cut rectangle panel (Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper) in the exact place (this time I even had room to place my magnets if I wanted too) and than I stamped the trees using black ink. After stamping I heat embossed the stamped design using clear embossing powder. The stamped trees are from the Bits & Pieces XL “Trees” stamp set.


Next I can colour in/around the trees using my Spectrum Noir AquaMarkers in combination with my water brush: I used the colours Gold, Fern and Azure Blue. You can use whatever water colour markers you have of course. After the colouring is done and the panel is dry I can add in some highlights using a white gel pen.




Step 2:

Next I die cut my square background panel from Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using one of the dies from the Crea-Nest-Lies XXL die set no 22, this panel is two sizes smaller than my card base.

On the bottom part I apply some Memento ink in the colour “Summer Sky” using a stencil brush. On the top part I apply some Memento ink in the colour “Danube Blue”. Next I edge the bottom half of the panel slightly using “Danube Blue” and the top half using Memento ink in the colour “Nautical Blue”. Now I can stamp my star shapes randomly using one of the stamps from the Bits & Pieces XL “stars” stamp set using “Summer Sky” on the bottom half and “Danube Blue” on the top half, when I arrive at the middle section of the panel I stamp of part of the ink onto a scrap piece of paper before stamping on my project, this way I create a gradual transition from darker to lighter coloured stars.


From some dark ocker coloured card stock I now die cut a slightly larger square panel using the Crea-Nest-Lies XXL die set no 8 . Onto my main background panel I can now create some splatters using the Coliro Pearl Color in “Blue Silver” using a brush and let that dry.



Step 3:

For the smaller rectangle panel I die cut a slightly larger mat from dark blue card stock using one of the dies from the Crea-Nest-Lies XXL die set no 10 and I adhere both rectangle panels together also using liquid glue. I adhere the created ocker square panel and the slightly smaller square panel together also using liquid glue.


My sentiment is die cut three times from dark teal card stock using the Text Die no 101 “Merry Christmas” and I carefully adhered each layer onto the next using Ranger Medium Matte from the small bottle. This creates a nice thick sentiment for my project!



Step 4:

Time to put my project together: I adhered the square combination of panels onto my creme coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape. Next I decided on my exact lay out and adhered the combined rectangle panels onto the project also using one millimetre thick foam tape. To finish the project I now only have to adhere the sentiment and the sparkling clear sequins in different sizes using Ranger Medium Matte from the small bottle.


Detail picture:



And that is it for today’s Christmas card! I wish you a creative day!



Crealies products used on today’s cards:


Crealies Dies:

Text Die no 101 CLTD101 Merry Christmas


Crea-Nest-Lies XXL no 8 / 10 / 22 / 24


Crealies Stamps:

Bits & Pieces XL CLBPXL04 Trees


Bits & Pieces XL CLBPXL06 Stars