I could hardly wait to show my next card to you. I just love how the Christmas tree came out! I used the stem-with-leaves die from ODBD's Fancy Foliage die set. I'll get to the details in just a minute.
To begin, I made a 7 x 5 white card base. Using some gorgeous ODBD patterned papers, I cut various sized panels and matted them with a tan/taupe/beige paper.
I die-cut the snowflakes from another sheet of patterned paper. I adhered them to the card as shown. I used foam tape on the snowflake nearest the tree and heat-embossed the sentiment.
Now for the tree! I love finding new ways to use my dies and other supplies, and that is just what I did to make my tree. I adhered a 1/8" x 3.25" strip down the front of the panel. I die-cut 10 stems. To get them to flow - or swoop - in the right direction, I die-cut 5 of the 10 stems with the right side of the paper facing me. I die-cut the other 5 stems with the wrong side of the paper facing me. Beginning at the bottom, I layered the stems as shown allowing the stems to overlap and fall at a steeper angle as I went up. I added clear gems as ornaments and a tree-topper-star.
Our Daily Bread Designs products used:
paper: Christmas Paper Collection 2013
stamps: Snowflake Sentiments #ECS06
You may also see my card on Our Daily Bread Designs' blog here: http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/
I have so enjoyed my time as Guest-Designer for Our Daily Bread Designs. Your comments and visits to my blog are always special to me. It has been an honor to share my paper art with you. I hope you have found inspiration and encouragement. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas season,