Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Trendy Trees - Outside the Box

Sharing my  post from the Outside the Box blog...

What a great class we had at Scrapadoodle in Peoria this weekend!  Thanks to everyone that took the class.  Lots of new crafters I hadn't met before!   We had loads of fun.

Next up, I'll be teaching at A Small Cleverness in Orange Park, FL on October 12 and 13.   Anyone that signs up for both of my classes, will get to make a bonus card....as a thank you from me!   Here's one of the bonus cards....

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I  have to say some of my favorite products from Memory Box are the stamps and matching dies.  Here I used the Trendy Trees stamp (F1891) with the matching Trendy Trees die (98428).

  • Stamp Trendy Trees with Brown Archival Ink (Ranger) on Parchment paper and then stamp just the top part of the trees again on scrap paper.  I used a piece from the Blackbird 6X6 Paper Pack.
  • Color the image that you stamped on the scrap paper with markers, Prismacolor pencils, or watercolor pencils.  I used Ranger's Distress Markers then topped off the leaves with a bit of Stardust pen from Sakura.
  • Cut out the image around the tree tops.  Leave as one big piece rather than cutting the tree (circles) individually.  Distress with Distress Inks of your choice.  I used Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, and Tumbled Glass.
  • Die cut the image you stamped on the Parchment paper with the Trendy Trees die.  See Patter's video here for some great tips on cutting your image perfectly!  Distress this piece with your choice of ink.  I used Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
  • Adhere the "tree tops" to the cream cardstock and set aside.
  • I cut a tag from Kraft paper about 2 1/4" X 4 1/4" and attach to a piece of Vanilla Bean paper about 2 3/8" X 4 3/8" and trim to a tag shape.  Attach the Trendy Trees to the tag and set aside.
  • Cut a piece of Thistle Distress Dots paper and attach to a Vanilla Bean mat then attach to Kraft Note Card.
  • Attach the stamped image to front of card.  I added a bit of ribbon and a button to top off the card.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather!


1 comment:

  1. Excellent card this must be one of your masterpiece. I will try it thanks for the instructions, with a little variation though.