Christmas Wishes

This week it is a one-layer challenge at Less is More with the criteria TWO.  There were some beautiful examples by the DTs as usual, but I didn't have much time to search for that special image I thought was needed.  Instead, I chose to do a stencil image, and here is my card.

I saw Jennifer McGuire demonstrate this technique on youtube - do check it out here as her result is stunning!  Sadly, I don't own a stencil as interesting as hers, so I used the chevron one I did have, made a star stencil from a punch, and stamped the sentiment by Stampin Up! and the snow flakes from Gorgeous Grunge.  I am thinking now that I should have added decorations, but my first thought was that they are in the snow, so who would be decorating trees out there?  Goodness knows why I thought I had to be realistic - this is card-making isn't it :)  This is a great technique, however, and well worth trying with various shapes.

I have been alerted to the current challenge at Addicted to CAS where the code word is 'Stencil' - so I will enter this card into their challenge too!  Thanks Sarah!


  1. This is beautiful,such a lovely

  2. Great use of stencils, Ann - this would work great over at Addicted to CAS too where the codeword is Stencil! Love the chevron trees and snowy landscape :)

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card, love the way you used the chevron stamp.

    Warm hugs

  4. This is fab Ann... super inking!
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  5. Ann the chevrons make a super Christmas tree!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our one layer challenge
    LIM Designer

  6. These are fab trees, love the design !

  7. Very clever to use stencils. Great card. Thanks.

  8. A very clever card. Fantastic trees. Love the design.

  9. This is so funny Ann that you've watched the same video and used it for exactly the same challenge in a similar way. Great minds eh! Love your take on it too.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  10. Cute use of the stencil! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

  11. It is card-making, but I happen to agree with you, Anne! I think your chevron trees look so stylish out in the snowy field, just as they are!! Hope to see you post again soon! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Hello Ann , beautiful card . Love those snow mounds and those awesome trees .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

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