Monday, December 29, 2014
The 12 Trees of Christmas 2014: the finale....
Thanks for stopping by! I am finally able to post my final three trees. I probably don't need to say that making and posting my 12 trees for this year did not go this way in my head! I'm not sure why I am still surprised when that happens. I should rather be surprised when things do go the way they do in my head!
Anyway, I am happy with these trees, even if they did come about a bit later than planned:
Tree number ten:
This tree is much more elegant than most of my projects. I cut six of the Swirly Tree free file by Bird of Bird's Cards. My Silver Bullet Pro made quick work of the cutting. I added score lines down the center of each tree, to make folding them in half easier. After folding, each tree was glued to the next, to form a dimensional tree. I used spray glue to add glitter, and hot glued my tree into a vintage crystal drawer knob base. A red ribbon bow adds a touch of color.
Tree number eleven:
This tree was fashioned after some Tim Holtz style trees that kept turning up on Pinterest. I used my new favorite rosette file from My Scrap Chick to cut five rosette strips in graduated sizes. After threading them with baker's twine I cinched them up into a cone shape, rather than the traditional flat rosette. I added a bit of Tarnished Brass Distress paint to highlight the ribs of the tree.
And now for my final tree of 2014, number twelve:
After the Crackle paste had dried, I randomly stamped the background with a flourish stamp and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
Well, that's not the tree either! Its the star on top. It is the shabby Distress Inked star on top.
I am really pleased with my tree stand. I cut a rectangle of brown cardstock, and angled the edges. after distressing and inking the edges with Barn Door Distress Ink, I added dimension to the stand by curling it with the edge of my scissors. A touch of glue on the edges is just enough to adhere it to the background over the tree trunk.
I wish you all a Happy and Crafty New Year!