Dec 09 2011

Leaves of a Tree – Spring



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Earlier this week, I showed you the Winter version of my Leaves of a Tree class cards.  I've had several requests to see the other seasons, so I hope my class members don't mind me sharing them!  SPRING was one of my favorite ones, mainly because of the unique fold we did on the card!  Oh, I don't know if I mentioned, but each card used a different technique for coloring the tree, too!  Winter was embossing, of course.  This card uses markers to color the image!



I started with a base of Pear Pizzazz cardstock cut 4 1/4 x 11, then folded in half.  the top flap was folded in half again (back against itself).  I added a piece of Paisley Petals DSP along the front panel and wrapped some 1 1/4 Soft Suede under it before I secured it, then brought the end around to the front and tied with Linen Thread.  The greeting is Eat Cake, a partial image from Stampin' Up!'s Delightful Dozen stamp, punched with the Jewelry Tag Punch.


The tree stamp was colored with Early Espresso, Always Artichoke and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers.  I did the leaves randomly and then colored the tree trunk and limbs.  I added some "grass" with the fine tip of the marker.  It was stamped on the Square Duo diecut of Whisper White and layered on Always Artichoke.  Only half was secured to the front panel.



On this view, you can see the inside where I stamped the full greeting from Delightful Dozen in Basic Black, then I stamped the Leaves of a Tree image in Pear Pizzazz as a tone-on-tone look.  You can also see how the image panel fits half way on the front panel, but covers up the greeting when looking at it from the front!

5 People have left comments on this post

Dec 9, 2011 - 12:12:51

Cool fold, Connie, and the tree is gorgeous!!!  TFS!

Dec 9, 2011 - 01:12:56
Carol Carriveau said:

Wonderful – would see the rest of them and have a tutorial for each fold.  Thanks for sharing!

Dec 9, 2011 - 04:12:11
Sandy M said:

This is a beautiful card! Love shades of green, so fresh!

Dec 10, 2011 - 10:12:51
Mitzi Luttrull said:

I can see how you can do so much with this one stamp. I look forward to seeing how else you will use it.

Dec 12, 2011 - 10:12:44

GORGEOUS!  Need I say more than gorgeous perfection :0)