I love to make stuff out of stuff that isn’t designed for the stuff I want to make. To get there, I have to squint at things and turn things on their sides and look at them from all angles. Sometimes I find cool things hidden in stamps – and other times cool stuff isn’t hidden at all. From the moment I saw this triangle-shaped topiary in Vertical Greetings, I knew I’d be making it into Christmas card. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Vertical Greetings. It’s the shortest and most understated of the three topiary images in the set – I guess I love a great underdog story because this is the one that stood out to me from the start. Sure, the heart is great, and the three-tiered plant is quite magnificent, but this triangle tree stole my heart. It’s quite adorable, don’t you think?
- Coloring my Christmas Tree. There are three colors on my Christmas tree topiary – Garden Green, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake. I used Stampin’ Write Markers to color each element before giving them a big huff and stamping onto the Whisper White cardstock. With the green, I painted all over the leaves, but I painted the base of the tree and the pot with solid swipes to avoid pooling of ink on the image – painting over and over the image can cause streaks in your final image.
- The Most Classic Color Combination for Christmas. Because I love this plaid pattern from Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack (it contains Garden Green), I painted my Christmas tree leaves in Garden Green. I added a Cherry Cobbler sentiment from Wonderful Year and a thin, Cherry Cobbler border around the panel. All of that was placed on a Crumb Cake base for a perfect combination of classic colors: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake.
Stamp Sets: Vertical Greetings, Wonderful Year Papers: Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, So Saffron Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Stampin’ Write Markers (Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake) Accessories: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies (for the small star), Stampin’ Dimensionals
So, what do you think? Do you like this modern twist on a Christmas tree? I hope you like it as much as I do. 🙂
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