Hi Everyone. Along with making cards, I love to make 3D type items. I guess it is in my blood to alter stuff. I’ve gotten a lot lighter with my inks but as far as looking for ways to dress stuff up.. I’m always looking for things to tweek.
On Page 21 of the Idea Book and Catalog, this Christmas tree called out to me. I found a Styrofoam cone and went to town. I cut 1 1/2 inch x 12 inch strips of the First Edition DSP and then “fringed” it using scissors, cutting the entire strips of DSP so they all looked like fringe. After fringing, I took my nails and made all those little fringies curl up (this was time consuming but easy). I then used a liquid matte glue to adhere it to the cone and continued to work my way from the bottom to the top of the cone until it was covered. Let that dry. I then made my banner thingy on the top using cherry cobbler and garden green stampin write markers and used the font from the Merry Christmas stamp in the Easy Events set of stamps, on very vanilla card stock.. I used the star fron the On Board Merry Medley and covered it with Tombo glue and then adhered the Stampin` Glitter (Silver) onto it. I took a skewer and adhered the banner and star to that and poked it into the stryofoam tree. I then added tiny slivers of cardstock to give it a little extra color. 🙂
I hope you like it. If you have any questions, free free to email me. Take time to get inky!