Time again for the Stamping 411 sketch challenge! When I saw the sketch, I started thinking about things that could go outside the rectangle panel to frame it. Although flowers would work, I wanted to do Christmas. I remembered seeing a folded Christmas tree and I thought the size would be perfect! I adapted the sketch slightly since I didn't use the curly label under the front panel, but it still works! Just be inspired!
And here is my card:
EDIT: The circle is 5 1/4, then cut in half. Use the score lines on the template as a GUIDELINE on where to fold before you press in the score lines. If you look at the card, I think it is pretty easy to figure out how to fold, but the short side is Mountain, then Valley, then Mountain again as you are looking at the right side of your DSP (larger polka dot in my sample).
This is a Word Doc…converting it to PDF caused it to lose the shape. I do want to credit another person for the folding idea, but unfortunately I can't remember where I saw the original. I did create this to the size I wanted.
Several have asked for a PDF, so here it is, however, the size may not be the same.
Not a lot of stamping on it…mostly bling! I started by folding half of a 5 1/4" circle of Jolly Holiday Designer Paper into the Christmas Tree shape. I like how the folds make it stand out away from the card a little! I pierced a hole in the top and added a Gold Glimmer Brad and a small rectangle of Early Espresso cardstock for the tree trunk. The base card is Old Olive and I ran Very Vanilla cardstock thru the Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder. I wrapped Old Olive 1 1/4 Stripe Ribbon (LOVE that ribbon!) around and secured on the back.
I stamped the greeting from Christmas Greetings in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla cardstock and layered it on Cherry Cobbler. I added some Rhinestone Jewels in the upper right corner for a little bling. I tucked this panel under the Old Olive Ribbon, then tied some Linen Thread around the ribbon to gather it. Finally I added the folded tree with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals!
I was pretty happy with it, but I'm anxious to see what the other Stamping 411 Operator Design Team did this week! Make sure to create your own card from the sketch and upload it over on Stamping 411! We love to see your ideas!