Wow…it has been SEVERAL weeks since I've had the opportunity to play along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Life just kept getting in the way. In fact, in general, I've only been able to post on my blog a couple times a week instead of my normal 5-6 times a week! But…when I first looked at the Freshly Made Sketch, I was almost intimidated because it was SO simple!
I had an idea that I wanted to try…but knew I'd have to modify the sketch a little bit to get it to work. I think you'll still see the "bones" of the sketch in my card…but I needed the extra room for my tree, so I made the panels go all the way across.
The basic card is really simple. I ran the front of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock thru the Big Shot with the Houndstooth Impressions Folder. I made a panel of Whisper White and layered it on Garden Green cardstock. I cut a tree trunk from Early Espresso cardstock and placed it underneath the "snowdrift" of Whisper White. Across the top of the drift I used the Dazzling Details Glitter Glue for some extra sparkle.
Starting up from the trunk of the tree, I cut 4 squares of Frostwood Lodge Designer Paper, then cut them in half diagonally. They are sizes of 2", 1 3/4", 1 1/2" and 1 1/4". You will get TWO trees from one square. I tilted each of the triangles, growing smaller as they reach the top. Each of them is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. At the very top is a Red Glimmer Star. Then I added a Garden Green button on one of the designer paper "branches" tied with Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine and adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.
I think it is lots of fun and I'm glad I got to play along with the challenge this week!
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