As soon as I saw the lines in this week’s CAS(E) this sketch #235, I knew what I would do, at least in the beginning. It was time to bust out my new Year of Cheer Washi Tape. 

 

I used gold to make the three vertical lines, and added copper and multicolored horizontal lines on the bottom. I deliberated for quite some time, but decided the fourth line needed to be a long, narrow sentiment. I found “Merry Christmas Wishes” in Santa’s Sleigh (the stamp set.) I played around with different colors for the card base, but I got a good feeling in my soul when I put it next to Soft Suede. 

For those who like lots of “white” space, (Crumb Cake in this case) I could have stopped here. But I couldn’t leave it alone, and the Soft Suede grew a branch.

The branch was die cut from Seasonal Layers, and would soon be adorned with ornaments from the Carols of Christmas stamp set. It was great fun using the Card Front Builder die to cut the three ornaments from Gold Foil, and I glued them right over their stamped images.

 

I think you could call this a sophisticated Christmas tree. My mother would have made this type of decoration. She was very artistic, and would surprise us with her creativity. One year she captured a tumbleweed, and turned it into the most beautiful Christmas tree. This was only in addition to our real pine tree, of course. Santa Claus couldn’t possibly put gifts under a tumbleweed!

 

I’ll be thinking about who will be receiving this Christmas card this year. It’s not for everyone, but don’t you like how that washi tape shines?