Friday, April 12, 2013

On a Bicycle Built for Two

Hi Everyone
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

Stamp Set 494 - Bicycles

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!!!


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10 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is a gorgeous little country scene you have created here. Thanks for the awesome tree tut.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your card. Great idea for making that tree too. And, I have to say that the bicycle image is just perfect with that designer paper. I love that for a background. Wish it were a stamp image myself.

Shanna Shands said...

Beautiful job and awesome idea.

April said...

Wonderful card, Barbara! I love the tree idea. Great job!

Donna Ellis said...

WOWSER! a great tutorial for a wonderful card, Miss Barbara! Wonderful Ideas! thank you for showing all the details as you put the card together. And how fun to use so many tools and supplies! Pretty Pretty Pretty!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Genius! Awesome tree and the bike coming out of the framed art! Thanks for the great tutorial on the tree. Love it!

Anne Temple said...

Wow! Fabulous card and great way to create a tree. Thanks for the step by step.

Gita said...

What a pretty scene and so creative with making the tree.

Brenda said...

Fun tutorial - thanks for sharing :) Very clever!

E. Marie said...

You created such a lovely scene on this card. Thanks for sharing how you made that fantastic tree.