Saturday, December 17, 2011

Folded Tree Christmas Card

This card has a few different elements that make it look complicated but it really is very simple!  The tree is made from half of a 5 1/2" circle.   Simply cut out a circle then cut it in half.  The sample below shows approximately where the folds are made on the circle but it doesn't have to be perfect to look great!  The first fold is the one on the left in the photo.  This becomes the bottom of your tree.  Note that the point is at about 2/3 of the straight side of the half circle- not the center. The next fold is folded in the opposite direction and the final is folded the same direction as the first.  The tree is completed with Stickles as ornaments and a star brad on top.

The other really fun element on this is Grunge Board by Tim Holtz.  I used a Sizzix embossing folder on raw Grunge Board and then rubbed my distressing ink over it.  Grunge Board is really fun to work with.  It is really strong- much better than chipboard because it doesn't crack and break- but could be used in the very same manner.  It is also pliable so you could use it as a hinge.  It comes in a pack of sheets where you could use all or just a piece.  Such fun stuff! 

I completed my card with the beautiful braided trim and a sneak peek at some perforated music paper from next month's Design Team kit!  Happy Holidays!!

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