I collect them! I have Christmas trees around the house all year long... we keep our tree up in the living room way too long (usually until just before Valentine's Day), but I don't care! I just love Christmas trees! They make me very happy. Plus, when I look at these, I can hear Bing Crosby's song Mele Kalikimaka. :)
I saw this technique in a simpler form and thought to give it more detail.
I especially like Christmas trees that have Merry Christmas in different languages. At school, almost every year, I have the kids color a tree with the Merry Christmas sayings in the ornaments and turn it into a card for their parents, or a favorite grandparent.
The effect I was going for was glowing lights on the tree with this technique. The original had just triangles of green with just the circular ornaments. I had this stamp - and this is how I made these trees happen.
In hindsight I should have embossed the red background, but the trees are so busy I decided to let them have the entire focus.
I used the Artisan punch on its side for the sentiment and scraps of the Garden Green as a frame.