I made two different tree cards today. For the first tree card, I used the give a hoot cartridge. The tree proportion were kind of an accident. I forget to turn the fit length off and ended up with a huge tree and an even bigger branch. I liked the way it turned out, so I ended up using the tree anyways. To get a similar look, I would suggest cutting the tree at 5 3/4 inches and the branch at 6 1/4 inches. After assembling my tree, I adhered it to my A2 Kraft card base with some of the tree hanging off. Then I trimmed off the excess paper. I cut the circle outline for the tire swing from Plantin schoolbook at 1 1/2 inches. I cut 4 circles and glued them together to get a thicker tire. Then a used my gray gel pen to make tire treads. Before attaching the tire, I stamped and embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder. To finish the tire swing, I used some hemp as a rope and used a silver brad to attach the tire swing. To complete the card, I corner round the edges and did a little doodling on inside.
For my second tree card, I cut a circle from Birthday Bash using real dial size at 3 inches in kraft cardstock and a scallop circle in 3 3/4 inches. I have cut the scallop and circle from the Birthday Bash cartridge so many times, I don’t even need to look at the book to remember the buttons. I stamped a Martha Stewart Tree Stamp with green pigment ink on my circle. Then I sprinkled clear embossing powder, and used my heat tool. I think the tree turned out beautiful. I adhered the tree circle to my scallop circle and tied some brown ribbon around my card base. Then I used ATG to adhere the circle. I then used my antique gold embossing powder to emboss my sentiment. For the finishing touch, I tied a bow with the ribbon. I hope everyone enjoys these two tree cards.
Paper: Recollections Cardstock, K & Company Abrianna Specialty Paper Pad, Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Die Cuts and Embossing: Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge, Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge, Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge
Embellishments: Recollections Brad, Hemp, American Crafts Ribbon
Stamping & Inking: Hero Arts Woodland Creatures, Martha Stewart Embossing Ink Pad, Martha Stewart Dove Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Antique Gold Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Mini Ink Pad Set in Aquamarine
Pens: Sakura Grey Souffle Gel Pen
Adhesive: Zig two Way Glue Pen, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)