Saturday, 1 October 2011

Dressing The Tree

This beautiful card was designed by my best friend Paula Middleton

She is always up for a card challenge so when I said I wanted something special to do in class she didnt let me down!

So the shopping list for this card is

A5 card blank, a 6" doily, piece of silver mirri card, red paper, white paper with tiny dots, narrow green ribbon, Lily of the Valley rubber stamp OH CHRISTMAS TREE,

Then a 3.5" circle to punch on, a round sentiment (Little Clairs) punched fern leaves in shades of green and white, flowers either silk or you can punch and make your own and a piece of lace is optional!

The card is a tent fold so be sure to have a sharp crease or your card is will slide open rather than stand

Cut a piece of silver mirri board leaving a wide border all round the white cardblank.

Cut your red paper and spotty paper to fit onto the silver card but dont fix in place yet as you need to add your lace if using it, then the ribbon on top and fix to the back of the red & spotty papers - the lace and ribbon have hid your join now.

Stick your doily in the centre of your red panel using DST just in the centre so its not seen

If you have punched your leaves you might wish to edge some with glue pen and drop into your glitter before sticking in place!

The same with the flowers - glitter then stick in place

Now to the stamping - use a foam mat when stamping and it helps to stand up too - stamp the image centrally making sure you have all the cap in the picture

Then colour your image in your choice of colours - this was done using promarkers but you can use what suits you!

Once all coloured highlight with glue pen and sprinkle with glitter before fixing to the centre of the doily - and then add your circular sentiment to the top left corner

Now stand back and admire the finished result - STUNNING!!!

Thanks go to Paula for her design and to Katie for the flower punch and tutorial

The card shown above was the one I made - it didnt have lace - and I punched out the petals and made the flowers following Katies instructions!

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