I just received a new stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle and I am really excited to show it to you.
This is the new set: Set 494 Bicycles (LOVE IT) See it here
Bicycles are such great images.
I made a card that incorporated a handmade element and I thought you'd be interested in this card and how I made the tree..
This card was so fun to make. As I was putting the components together to make this card, I envisioned a tree over on one side. I had a doily on my table and as I was getting this card together I thought the doily reminded me of the greenery of a tree. So that is how the tree came into being. That tree was so easy to make, so let me show you.how I did this.
Are you familiar with the Martha Stewart Circle Edge Punch?? Well this nifty tool will make a doily between 6" and12".
So I made a 6" doily and I used a green designer paper
Next I used a branch die.
I cut out 2 of the branches
And I positioned one over the other to look like a large branch jutting off the main tree trunk.
Next I trimmed off the excess and glued the 2 tree pieces together.
Now if you lay the tree trunk on top of the doily, its starting to look like a tree, isn't it.
The tree is sitting in the corner of the card so I cut off the excess of doily.
Next I attached the tree top (doily) to the corner of the card.
Attaching the trunk is really making that tree come alive.
Slide the framed designer paper under the tree.
Now I added some leaf clumps by using pieces I cut from the remaining piece of the doily. I cut 4-5 round pieces using the scalloped edges.
I used dimensional foam and placed these over the tips of the branch ends.
Using dimensional glue I added green Flower Soft.
Now the tree is finished.
I just added a bicycle to the card to make it appear that it is coming out of the picture and I added the sentiment to the top left. This was a fun card to make and I hope you liked it!!!