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Holiday Hop and Collaboration: Day 5

Hello! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams have been playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers from Core'dinations. We've sanded our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. ***If you are looking for my Day 17 post for the 31 Days of Halloween, please scroll down to my next post.*** Of course, there are prizes, and we are giving away the best...this time with a mix of fun Core'dinationsproducts as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists from each day, leave comments, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. 

I've been sharing a few car featuring the Stampendous set, Forest Friends. It's such a sweet set. I was going through my Dreamweaver Stencils, and I came across the Open X-Mas Tree. Then it came to me. Remember the part in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, when the song Silver and Gold is on? And the animals are decorating the trees???

Didn't they do a lovely job? Here's what I did. I laid my tree down on to my cardstock, and then grabbed my Scales stencil and taped that on top. Then I used a stencil brush to lay down 2 shades of green to create the tree. Colored in the trunk, bucket, and star, and then I added the "garland" made of Stickles. 

I then inked the edges a bit, and watercolored my sweet little Forest Friends on separate cardstock and then fussy cut them. I added some more garland, to make it look as though the animals had just finished hanging it on the tree. 

You'll notice that I used some Core'dinations behind my tree. I didn't even need to sand has such a cool texture with the under color already showing, so I left it as is. For my sentiment, I did sand that piece down, and I inked on my Season's Greetings

Here's a shot that shows the fabulous sparkle of the Tiara Sickles that I used. Hasn't this been a great collaboration? I hope you have enjoyed it! Here's the rest of the folks posting today. Enjoy! 
*On Stampendous team as well

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TangledBlueRose said…
The tree is beautiful! Love it!
Gorgeous card!
Pam Beatty said…
Love this tree. Thanks for sharing!
JackieP Neal said…
What a sweet card! Love how you designed the tree!
DonnaMundinger said…
this card is just precious! Love the stencil and how you've decked out the tree and those little animals are the cutest EVER! Love it! xxD
LOVE this! Those animals are so stinkin' cute under that beautiful tree! Great job!
DogsMom said…
This is a gorgeous composition.
I am looking forward to playing with some of these new to me products.
BurningRubber said…
I love that song in Rudolph. This is a perfect scene depicting that. I love the scales design on the tree.
DogsMom said…
I did comment, right?
Because I do love this card and the critters.
marylouh said…
Love the tree stencil. the little animals at the bottom are so cute. Great idea to have them decorate the tree.
Wonderful card.
thanks for sharing.
Janice K said…
Stunning stencil and the addition of the stamped animals is gorgeous! x
marylouh said…
I hope this isn't a duplicate. I've been having trouble posting - getting error messages.

I love the tree stencil. the little animals at the bottom of the tree are so cute. Does remind you of a scene from a movie.
thanks for sharing.
Janis said…
Fabulous idea using the scale stencil with the tree!! The animals decorating it are adorable!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
Miriam Prantner said…
What a fantastic way to combine stencils! Love the scales and the sparkle and those little critters are so cute!
Your tree is beautiful!! I love the scales stenciling on it and the little animals are darling!! TFS!
CraftyJo said…
Great combination of stencils to give a fabulous result. TFS
Teresa said…
Love the scales you used for the tree- so effective. Have really enjoyed hopping along with you all this week x
Cynthia Xavier said…
Beautiful card, and yes I love the animals decorating the tree.
Paula Collins said…
Silver and gold indeed! I had to read your instructions how you did this card. It's just so cute! Woodland animals are all the rage this year!
Julia said…
Beautiful card! Love how you used the stencil.
Denise Bryant said…
Love your sweet card! It's a beautiful tree, and the animals are adorable! Pretty papers too with great texture!
Cindy Groh said…
Such a beautiful tree with fun woodland creatures. Beautiful card.
I LOVE IT! I could do that!!! very cool!
Katie said…
Great card! Love the combination of stencils!! And the stamped animals are so cute under the tree. Awesome job!! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

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