Thursday, January 2, 2014

Pop 'n Cuts Ribbon Tree Snowflake Card

I didn't post my holiday cards earlier mainly because I didn't want the recipients to see them before they arrived. Next year I may post them as I make them so anyone interested can use them as inspiration. If the recipients want to spoil the surprise then so be it. At least they won't know which card they will get!

This card was made with the Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts Magnetic Insert Die - Tree, Ribbon 3-D by Karen Burniston. The inside took most of the time to make, as you will note below. I decided to make the front rather simple since the inside has so much decoration. The patterned paper is from Teresa Collins, Santa's List 6x6 pad. Some of the snowflakes are printed right on the paper but I wanted to add more. I used a several Martha Stewart punches - 3 different snowflake punches for the larger snowflakes and the snowflake edge punch for the smaller snowflakes. The white edges of the snowflakes were too distracting (it was white core paper) so I added Aged Mahogany Distress Ink to the edges to help hide them. I cut a strip of gold glitter paper to cover the seam between the patterned paper and my base card stock (Bazzill Basics). The bow was made with gold wire ribbon I bought at one of my local craft stores and stuck down using Glue Dots.

Below is a photo of the inside of the card taken at an angle; there is a full open photo, taken from the top, further below. Since the tree stands straight up, it is too hard to see it in the full open shot. I used the matching Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Noel Set to decorate the tree. I added gold Stickles to the edges star to give it some sparkle and pull in the gold from the front of the card. I used a couple more Martha Stewart snowflakes here (see above). The banner was cut using Tim Holtz, Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Tattered Banners. The sentiment is a rub on I bought at my local craft store. I used some dimensional tape to pop up the banner in the middle.

The Pop 'n Cuts tree insert die also cuts triangles on either side of the tree. I covered one of them up with patterned paper but I put patterned paper under the other so it would look like another (abstract) tree. To finish off the card, I added some enamel dots in matching colors (there is one in the middle of the burgundy snowflake above the banner as well).

Here is a closeup of the tree. This was the first time I used the tree dies; I really love how the card came out.

1 comment:

  1. Mary, it's gorgeous! I love all your choices and especially how you decorated the triangle hole as another tree. Love that touch of the glitter around the star - perfection!


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