Christmas Tree and See Through Window

Good Wednesday morning.  I have a fun Christmas project to share with you today using the Impression Obsession Bare Christmas Tree, Pine Sprig Cluster, Window With Shutter , Cat Set and Border Duo 1

KC Impression Obsession Bare Christmas Tree 1 right

I have to admit this card took a few hours but I had so much fun making it.  I started by cutting the bare tree and lots and lots of the pine sprigs.  I started applying the pine at the top of the bare tree and worked my way down alternating from the center, then left and then right.  I kept moving down the base of the tree and repeating the steps.  As the tree got wider I added more sprigs on the branches but still continued the center, left and right to keep the tree even in appearance. 

KC Impression Obsession Bare Christmas Tree 1 center

I cut four windows, two to create a double window for the front of the card and two to put on the inside of the card to create a clean finish. I used the windows as a template to draw lines on the card base and cut out the opening with my craft knife. I attached the windows directly on to the card base both inside and out with ATG adhesive. I finished the window by creating a decorative valance. If you would like to see step by step photos of how I create my see thru window check out my tutorial here.  I have picture below of the inside of the window. 

KC Impression Obsession Bare Christmas Tree 1 inside

I cut out all the tiny decorations.  The gingerbread boys were cut from kraft cardstock and colored with a red copic marker and white watercolor paint. I cut the candy canes in white and used the red copic marker to add the lines.  The bows for the trees were all cut using red.  The packages and ribbon and bows were cut using a variety of paper.  I applied metallic rich gold pan pastel to yellow cardstock and punched out the ornaments.  They are so sweet with the soft gold but it only shows up as yellow in the photo.  The cats were cut using white, colored with the distress markers and blended with a waterbrush. All of the decorations on the tree with the exception of the round ornaments were made using the Bare Christmas Tree decorations.

KC Impression Obsession Bare Christmas Tree 1 close

I hand cut a scalloped tree skirt, attached it and then tucked the presents in under the tree.  I couldn’t resist adding a couple cats in the scene to make it feel like home.  We have four cats.  LOL!

KC Impression Obsession Bare Christmas Tree 1 close a

Here’s a closer view so you can see the decorations better,  Aren’t they cute!!!  I really love how this turned out.  My husband wants this to go to his mother for Christmas.  sniff, sniff!  I guess I will have to part with it. Maybe I should just have it matted and framed for one of her Christmas presents. Smile

KC Impression Obsession Bare Christmas Tree 1 left

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

Impression Obsession Dies, Bare Christmas TreeImpression Obsession Dies, Pine Sprig ClusterImpression Obsession Dies, Window with Shutter

Impression Obsession Dies, Cat SetImpression Obsession Dies, Border Duo 1String by the Spool, Metallic GoldPrima Marketing Comfort Craft Craft Knife by Ingvild BolmePanPastel Ultra Soft Artist Pastel 9 ml, Metallic Rich Gold 911.5 PanPastel Sofft Knives and Covers, Mixed (4 Knives and 8 Covers)Waterbrush, SmallDistress Marker Set of 37 w/ TubeCOPIC Sketch Marker R46, Strong RedStudio Artist Brushes  Ice Stickles, YellowAccents, GlossyHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12

Paper:  Papertrey Christmas Prints, White, Olive, Red, Yellow Gold, Kraft, Assorted Paper (packages)         Accessories:  Impression Obsession Bare Christmas Tree, Pine Sprig Cluster, Window With Shutter, Cat SetBorder Duo 1, Scor-Pal, Metallic Gold TwineCraft Knife, Pan Pastel Metallic Rich Gold 911.5, Sofft Knives and Covers, Waterbrush, Distress Markers Vintage Photo, Antique Linen (coloring cats),Copic Marker Strong Red R46 (gingerbread boys and candy canes), White Watercolor Paint (gingerbread boys),   Fiskars 1/4” Circle Punch, Fiskars 1/8” Circle Punch (gold ornaments), Small Tipped Brush, Yellow Stickles (star), Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Metal Adapter Plate  , ATG  , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Guillotine Paper Cutter

36 thoughts on “Christmas Tree and See Through Window”

  1. Kittie:
    When people make a delicious dish for others to eat, the compliment that is stated the Black community is, “Girl, you sure put your foot in this!” So, I say to you, “Kittie, you sure put your foot in this card!” Your window scenes are always delicious. I love these joyous cards of yours. They give me such inspiration. BTW, I’m looking at my IO Santa die now. Yes I got it yesterday!

  2. Oh, Kittie! Your card is wonderful! The tree is incredible! My heart sang as I checked out every little detail. We had two Siamese brother cats and loved them so much. Your work is AMAZING! You enrich our crafty souls by sharing your talent with us! Thank you! 🙂

  3. Kittie, again your sensational creativity has come thru…. This is absolutely phenomenal. I always think it’s your best work of art and then bingo, you do another amazing piece of art. I am absolutely loving this and I’m gonna have to get more dies, I see.
    Oh, and if ya want, I’ll be your mother in law….. heheheh
    Thanks for sharing….

  4. Magic… pure card making genius with an obvious dash of love thrown in ‘magic’!! I have been too busy to craft for the last six months but am so sitting down at my table again tonight. Thank you for such an amazing dose of inspiration!

  5. WOW!!! This card is absolutely stunning. I have a Siamese and the sweet little cat was the first thing I noticed! The tree is amazing with all the tiny little decorations. This card should be framed. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

  6. All of your Christmas cards are fantastic but you outdid yourself on this one – it is definitely my favorite. I can just feel the magic of Christmas when I look at it!!

  7. It’s beautiful and is something I would find fun to do, too…and hard to give it up. Framing sounds like an excellent idea and would more likely result in annual exposure for the holiday, if not year-round.

  8. I definitely would have this piece of art framed for your mother-in-law. This would be so hard for me to part with. What a labor of love this is. I am continually amazed by your creations. This one is definitely no exception. The cats do add a homey touch. Thank you for sharing and being an inspiration to all of us.

  9. This card is just so fabulous, Kittie! You should be very proud of it and I totally understand how difficult it will be to part with it. I’m positive that your mother-in-law will know that she is very special to you when she receives it. Kudos!

  10. good evening, Kittie. I took a deep breath of joy and ah! such a wonderful card. My, My, you did a lot to work here. worth all your love and time. Such a gorgeous homey and warm picture. the joy of Christmas. Love you tree creations and the cats, add the to the warmth. I think framing it as a present would be wonderful….thank you so much for sharing.

  11. Oh my, this is absolutely fabulous! What more can I say! Being a huge cat lover too, I just have to have that cat die. What an amazing work of art Kittie!

  12. Oh my goodness!
    Kittie this is sooo you! The kitty kids are the best and define the picture! Such a warm delight to look at. As always you amaze me with every creation. I think matted & framed is a great idea. Dawn

  13. Kittie, each card you make inspires me more and more. I look forward to your post everyday. I have order my window stamp and hope I come even close to your designs.

  14. Simply gorgeous. Love how your detailing on the cat fur turned out. Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing more of your exquisite creations in 2014. Happy Creative New Year! Kate


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