Operation U.U.S. Continues with Twiggy Christmas Tree Card

Operation U.U. S. (that's Use Up Scraps) is still underway at my home.  If you're anything like me, you've certainly collected your share of crafting supplies over the years.  Some of them might even be scraps or leftover buttons from another project.  Here's a sweet card I made using an old Judith twiggy tree (rubber stamp) and some CTMH products.

A 6 1/2" x 5" Kraft card base started the whole creative process this morning.  I decided to pull out some Cocoa paper...........which led to a balance with Colonial White peeking behind Olive cardstock.  A length of washi tape from a craft store worked well with the DMC thread I used on the hodge podge of buttons.


A close-up shows the gentle shading on the flower pot with colored pencil.  (I stamped the flower pot in Cocoa ink on Kraft paper and cut it out before shading.)

And the "lights" on the tree are simply dots from a white gel pen.  (A "must have" tool in my craft carousel.)

And did you notice the two sentiments?  One is from CTMH's "Holiday Wishes" stamp set and the other is from one of CTMH's Art Philisophy stamp sets.

I've entered this card in the weekly Christmas Card Challenge (#44).  It's a neat group of ladies who encourage you to do a card each week throughout the year so life doesn't seem overwhelming when the next Christmas season gets here.  :-)  You can visit this great sight by clicking here

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!
I enjoy getting to share my crafting journey with you.  :-)



Ruby Sunshine said...

LOVE,LOVE, LOVE this!!!!! So sweet and fun and pretty and just all wrapped into one! Great work!!!! I wanna make one with ya friend please and could make some for other things like bdays...

Monica said...

Such a quiet and yet stunning creation. Love every bit of it.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the tree! Those buttons are so sweet and perfectlyy placed!

tjhubner said...

This is over the top cute. Extra special, and using up scraps too, well this is a keeper. ;-) Mom

Heather said...

This is so adorable. I love the colors and the simple look of the card. Thanks for sharing at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

Margo said...

Thanks for joining our CCC with you wonderful card!