I started by die cutting all the tree pieces and the stump from the green-ish and the brown paper and used the rope die for the background plaid paper and some regular white card stock. Then I distressed the tree pieces with Mowed Lawn Distress ink and the stump with Ground Espresso. Now I adhered the tree pieces together. To create a fall colored background, I blended Wild Honey onto the white piece of card stock. I wasn’t too worried about a perfect blending, in fact I wanted to have an uneven look. Then I added some Ground Espresso to the edges to make it pop even more.
It took me a little to decide where I wanted to have the sentiment, on the top right or underneath the ribbon. I decided to go with underneath the ribbon and stamped it there using Versamark ink and heat set it after sprinkling pale gold embossing powder on top. At the end I assembled everything. The tree and the distressed panel are popped up with foam tape. The plaid background paper is adhered directly to the A2 sized card base. The card needed a little bit more interest, so I added a couple of Autumn Harvest sequins to the tree and around the card.
At the beginning I was a little worried that the “Christmas Tree” might be too green for a Fall/ Thanksgiving themed card, but I’m actually super happy with how it turned out. It’s interesting how much use you can get out of a Christmas die, if you think a little out of the box. Have you seen the other inspiration from the Kat Scrappiness Design Team for that tree die? You should take a look 😉
- Kat Scrappiness – Embossed Mini Rope Nested Rectangle Dies, Stitched & Layered Christmas Tree Die, Autumn Harvest Sequin Mix
- Lawn Fawn – Thankful Mice, Perfectly Plaid Fall 6×6 Paper Pad
- Ranger Embossing Pearl Pale Gold (That’s older embossing powder. I haven’t found it anywhere, sorry.)
- Ranger Distress Ink – Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn, Ground Espresso
I can’t wait to see all your creations for Fall and Thanksgiving, especially using the Christmas Tree die. 😉
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