Wednesday, December 23, 2015

2015 Countdown to Xmas: 25 Days, 25 Cards - Card #23

Card 23: The Christmas Fruit Tree.  I never liked Fruit Cake, but a Fruit Tree?  That sounds pretty fun!  This features stamps from Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant.

  • Kraft card base: 4.25"W x 11"H, scored at 5.5" mark
  • Patterned Paper: Pebbles "Harvest"
  • Lawn Fawn: Trim the Tree stamp set
  • Mama Elephant: Little Edibles stamp set
  • Simon Says Stamp: Stitched Rectangle dies
  • Copic Markers
  • Wink of Stella Pen
  • White Adhesive Pearls
  • White Gel Pen
  • Adhesive Tape Runner and Foam Adhesive
  • Die cut the stitched rectangle from white card stock.
  • Stamp the tree and fruit with Memento Tuxedo Black ink; color carefully, it takes a while.  I didn't plan ahead, but if I were to do this again, I would have spread out the red and yellow fruits so they weren't too close together.  I probably would have added some other fruit colors too (oranges, grapes).
  • Stamp the tree base and trunk on patterned paper; paper piece onto the main tree. Accent the base with white gel pen.
  • Add Wink of Stella for a subtle glitter affect
  • Add pearls to the edge of each tree rim; accent with white gel pen
  • Add all the layers together.  
Here is a close-up of the card:

Happy Holidays!

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