Monday, November 16, 2009

Tiered Christmas Tree


Green cardstock (light and dark)
Black cardstock
MSRS Cloisonné Christmas Tree stamp (large)
Black dye ink
Green Dry ink
Stipple brush
Double-sided tape
Dimensional foam tape (or pop dots)
¼” Round hole punch (or piercing tool)
Green ribbon
Green glitter glue
Paper cutter


Using a paper cutter, cut the dark green cardstock in half. Fold one if the pieces to make a 5 ½” x 4 ¼” card. Set it aside. From the light green cardstock, cut a 3 ½” x 5 ¼” panel. Cut the black cardstock to make a frame for the light green panel with just a scant 1/16” showing all around. Stamp the large Christmas tree using the black inkpad onto the light green panel (make sure to center it). On the leftover pieces, stamp one large tree on the light green cardstock and one the dark green card stock. Cut each tree out. Now cut each tree into four segments as shown in the picture. Using a stipple brush and the green dye inkpad, stipple some color just on the tops of each segment. To attach the segments to the stamped tree on the 3 ½” x 5 ¼” panel, attach foam tape on the back at the bottom of the segment and double-sided tape at the top. Start with the bottom layer as shown and work your way up to the top of the tree. When attaching the segments, some of the stamped tree on the panel should show here and there. (This gives the tree an extra layer of interest). Layer the panel onto the black frame and attach the framed panel to the card. Position the framed panel all the way to the right side of the card. Using the hole punch, punch two holes on the left side of the card next to the panel and thread green ribbon through the holes and tie it off. Add green glitter glue to finish the card. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Smacki's Place said...

i just finished 3 cards using the incredible tree stamp set i purchased. i should have bought from you earlier. they turned out so beautiful!!! thank you