When I saw the sketch challenge today over on SCS, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. It is also for the Paper Players Challenge #64 for plants or animals.
I've been wanting to do a variation of the Folded Christmas Tree card that I originally made last year. You can see it HERE. That card is the MOST viewed card over the past 4 1/2 years that I've had my blog. Even in the summer I get at least a dozen hits on it a day. There is a FREE TEMPLATE over there, too, for the full sized one I did on that card!
For this card,I used 3" circles of Holly Berry Designer Paper to make the trees and folded them according to the template. I layered them onto the three Real Red panels that I ran thru the Big Shot with the new Snow Burst Impressions Folder in the Holiday Mini. I added tree trunks and a small star from Silver Glimmer paper for their tops. The red panels were layered on Early Espresso cardstock, then placed on a layer of Very Vanilla. I stamped Season's Greetings from Stampin' Up!'s Curly Cute stamp set in Real Red along the bottom. I wrapped the Old Olive Dotted Scallop Ribbon around and tied a knot. Everything was layered on the base card of Pear Pizzazz.
Now, that was Version TWO. Here is Version ONE that I started with. This one was a little more streamlined. I used the Very Vanilla in the background behind the trees and the Real Red for the panel behind them. At the bottom, I left off the bow, but added score lines to dress it up a little. The base on this one is Wild Wasabi.
So…what do you think? Which one do you like better? Would love to hear your comments!
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