Tuesday, 1 November 2011

3d Tree Christmas Cards x 2

Joanne gave us a choice of several lovely cards to make at our last Make & Take evening.  They were all so nice it was hard to choose!  She gave each of us a pack containing CS, papers, envelopes and embellishments plus printed instructions and photos of the cards she'd made.  These are two Breezy Bunting  Pennant Parade cards I made from my pack - and I still have lots of goodies left to make more cards!  I love the word bunting so I call this set Breezy Bunting LOL!

Here's the first card - made just as Joanne designed it - more or less!  I have to admit to using a tiny punched star at the top of my tree instead of the star stamp from the Pennant Parade set!   I love the embossed dots on one side and the 'merry' element.  You need 3 scalloped pennant punched shapes to make the 3d tree.  Fold each shape in half, ink the edges, glue the shapes together and then glue the tree above the stamped pot.


I used my new Something for Christmas stamp for the inside of the card.  I've wielded my craft knife and performed rubber surgery again - I've cut the stamp apart so I have 3 separate sentiments and I'm using them as unmounted cling stamps.  I feel I'll get much more use out of the stamp this way, I don't think I'd have used the stamp with all 3 sentiments together.  I LOVE this sentiment where you can colour the baubles, I'll definitely use this one the most!

For my second card I made another 3d tree but this time I used the sweet holly patterned paper from the Holly Berry Bouquet pack.  My first card was made with Cherry Cobbler CS but for this one I chose Real Red.  I used the Season's Greetings sentiment from the Something for Christmas stamp - stamping in VersaMark and embossing with the Wild Wasabi Stampin' Emboss powder.  I trimmed a tad off the side of the card because I wanted my banner to go off the edge.  I only needed to cut off a smidgen for the card to fit in a C6 envelope still.  The Wasabi rectangle and the sentiment banner are both popped up.

Again, I used the Merry Christmas with baubles stamp for the inside of the card.  I stamped and punched 3 trees for the front of the envelope and overlapped them at different heights.  I cheated and used the star punch again!

Stamps: SU! Pennant Parade set, SU! Something for Christmas a la carte stamp 

CS: SU! Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White & Very Vanilla
Patterned paper: SU! Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty DSP pack
Ink: SU! Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, VersaMark
Tools: SU! Petite Pennants, Word Window, Modern Label & Eyelet Border punches, SU! Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Crop-A-Dile, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Woodware tiny star punch
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Wild Wasabi Stampin' Emboss powder, SU! Garden Green grosgrain ribbon,  SU! clear rhinestone brad, SU! Real Red brad, SU! Basic Rhinestones, SU! Dimensionals


1 comment:

Jacqueline said...

These 3D trees are so effective - I'm doing something like it for my next workshop - your cards are gorgeous Ruth and I love the name 'Breezy Bunting' !! - Jacqueline xx