Winter Card – Sparkly Trees

Are you in need of a winter birthday card? Or perhaps you need a card to thank someone for a holiday gift. This winter card, with its sparkly trees, may be the card for which you are looking.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

winter card with sparkly trees

This week, my sweet friend Claire has a wonderful Clean and Simple challenge for us.  The theme is SNOW. How fun is that! But remember, by clean and simple we mean cards that:

  • Have minimal layers and embellishments
  • Have plenty of open space, aka “white” space
  • Are simple and uncluttered

So grab those stamps, papers, and inks! We can’t wait to see what YOU create!

Colors of the Day

Winter Card with Sparkly Trees

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

I’ll be the first to admit that my card does have several layers.  To be completely honest, I forgot about the minimal layer aspect.  When I create clean and simple cards, I really have to concentrate on keeping it simple.  You know me – I LOVE layers!  But how could I concentrate?  I was so excited about the fun SNOW theme.  However, it still gives off a clean vibe, because of all the white!  The trees were all die cut from Sparkle Glimmer paper. Even though it is retired, there are other options available, including the new Pearlescent paper. In fact, it would be interesting to duplicate this card, using it.

winter snow card with sparkly trees

After I had added all of my sparkly die cuts, it felt as if something was missing. That’s when I decided to add the trio of birds from the Quite Curvy stamp set.  In real life, we wouldn’t find little Pool Party snowbirds with Blushing Bride accents, but I wanted my little critters to be soft and subtle.  Of course, I couldn’t wait to use the new Blushing Bride metallic ribbon, so I just had to add a double bow.

winter card with sparkly trees

To download a free tutorial for today’s winter card with sparkly trees, which includes all the paper measurements and all of the current products used, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial.

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  1. Ann, I love the soft colors and the subtle touches of sparkle. The little birds are the perfect finishing touch.

  2. Look at all that sparkle! And the colors of the birds are just as awesome too! I adore this card Ann! Brody looks pretty special too! Have a great day!

  3. So pretty! Love the sparkly trees and those beautifully shaded birds.

  4. Beautiful! I just love the sparkles!! Cute pic of Brody too.

  5. I love all that sparkle on today’s card Ann – so, so pretty! The addition of the ribbon and birds is such a sweet touch and lifts this snowy scene to another level. Gorgeous!

  6. I have to agree with Debbie, those little birds atop your sparkly trees just make your card uber-amazing! Love it!

  7. I am hoarding that glimmer paper but I think I might need to use some soon after seeing your sweet design! I love the sparkly bits and if I could some pastel birds like yours in my yard I would do it in a heartbeat! Lovely winter scene! Have a great week!

  8. Ann, this is just so gorgeous and it always amazes me how elegant your cards are. I adore the embossed background and that glimmer paper for the trees is fabulous! I think the little birdies are the perfect addition along with the pretty pink ribbon! You certainly made my challenge shine this week! I hope you have a fabulous week, My Friend!

  9. Ann,
    This card is beautiful!! I love the glimmer and the snow. The little birds were the perfect touch.

  10. Such a great card. So soft and pretty. Love those cute little birds.

  11. Hi Ann, your CAS card is beautiful! All of your elements are perfect, but to me, those little birds just make it all happen.

  12. Your card is lovely but what caught my eye is the stunning photo of Brody. What a treasure.

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