Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas Tree Card

Today I want to share a card I made with the Old Glory Bigz die. Maybe you wouldn't think to use this die for Christmas but I think it's important to get lots of milage from the dies you purchase. 

 Here are the cards I made earlier this year with the Old Glory Bigz die. You can see my blog post here for the step by step instructions. 

Using the Holiday Words Texture Fade emboss a piece of Manilla card stock that is 4" x 5 1/4". 

Ink the raised area with Vintage Photo and Festive Berries Distress ink on an Ink Blending Tool. 

 Die cut four rows of stars from green Kraft'Core card stock using the Old Glory Bigz die. Keep the stars in the strips and carefully sand the rows to distress. Use the Mini Old Glory Movers and Shapers die to die cut a red and brown Star using Kraft'Core as well. (You could use the Old Glory Bigz die if you don't have both dies) Sand the red and brown star too. 

 Cut the green stars in rows. 5 stars in a row, then 4 stars, 3 stars and finally 2 stars. The red star is for the top of the tree and the brown star is for the trunk of the tree. Ink the edges of all the stars using an Ink Blending tool with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

My base card is the darker red Kraft'Core card stock that has been cut to 4 1/4" x 11" and folded in half. Sand the edges of the card and ink with Vintage Photo Distress ink on an Ink Blending tool. Adhere the embossed background to the card. Start at the bottom and pop dot the brown star to the center of the card. Work your way up pop dotting all the star to the card. 

For the finishing touch add a little red and white stripe paper Twine bow to the trunk of the tree. 

See your dies in a new light, think outside the box and multi purpose those dies. This die that has stars and could be used for so many things not just the 4th of July. Think about a card to a Veteran, maybe a baby card, a birthday card. These stars can be so versatile, the sky is the limit! 

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