We're doing a summertime Shape-Up at Jingle Belles ... making shaped holiday cards ... anything other than a square or rectangle is fair game.
I thought a Christmas Tree shaped card would be fun, so I embossed my long-neglected Christmas Tree die on some patterned paper ... but unfortunately, the embossing got lost in the patterns, so I was going to throw it away and try again. However, when I turned over the paper, I saw the back was a gorgeous solid ivory metallic, so I decided to use the de-bossed image for my design.
I hand-cut the tree and then attached it to an olive green card base and hand-cut the border. I added lots of twinkling *lights* and a sparkling star to finish my design.