Sunday, December 14, 2008

Non Traditional Christmas Card

It has been a long time since I've posted as I have been working very hard trying to get all my gifts made. This is my non-traditional Christmas Card using the Frosty Days DS paper. I wasn't quite sure about it in the beginning, but it seems to have grown on me.

This was also the first time I have made an origami tree and decided to teach this at my Hostess Appreciation Nite. The card was a hit!

I cut the top note in Very Vanilla. I stamped the skaters from the Winter Post Stamp set. Watercolour and then masked the skaters and stamped the trees in the background. As I did not have my Lovely as a Tree Stamp set so Iused another tree stamp (I believe it was PSX) I had that was similar. I inked the tree up in Garden Green and then using my Chocolate Chip marker, I drew in the trunk. Gave it a huff and stamped it a few times to give the effect that these trees were further back.

Now to make the origami tree, you need four squares, cut to size as follows:

Folded Tree Directions

You'll need 4 pieces of DSP cut 1 of each size

3"x 3", 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", 2" x 2", 1 1/2" x 1 1/2", and 1" x 1"

Fold them all as follows: Fold in 1/2 open up fold diagonal open fold diagonal other way open up lay flat - now fold in the sides so you have what looks like a triangle fold left and right sides of the triangle in towards the middle -- repeat with other pieces. Stack on top of each other to form the tree.

I then tied a bow at the top.

This is just a close up of the tree.

Here is the recipe:

Stamps: PSX Tree, Winter Post
Paper: Tangy Orange cs, Very Vanilla cs, Wild Wasabi textured cs
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green
Other: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Top Note Die Cut

Thanks for stopping by

Have a wonderful Sunday evening!


1 comment:

DiamondVVV1 said...

Your card is beautiful, thanks for sharing it.