Trim the tree with Tiffany Doodles!

 

We’re thrilled to welcome Tiffany to the party – of Tiffany Doodles fame! And we just know that she’ll have a fun card idea for us, because we love her digital download designs. Take a look at this lovely festive card full of rustic charm using one of our favourite’s: kraft coloured card – and download your free seasonal sentiment!

 

Shopping list

Kraft card
Patterned paper – October Afternoon 8x8in pad ‘Modern Homemaker’
Digital stamp image ­– Woodland Tree by Tiffany Doodles
Digital sentiment –  ‘Tis the Season by Tiffany Doodles
* Click here to download this digital greeting for FREE!*
Spellbinders Nestabilities ‘Labels 18’ dies
Die-cutting machine
Ranger Distress Ink ink pads – ‘Antique Linen’, ‘Peeled Paint’ & ‘Tumbled Glass’
Sponge applicator – try the Ranger Inkessentials ‘Ink-blending tool’
Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pens – ‘Blue Sky’ & ‘Red Star’
Markers for shading around the tree – I used Copics W5 & W3
Needle & thread

 

 

Check out Tiffany Doodles fabulous range of digital stamp images and sentiments for Christmas!

Tiffany tells us how to make this card

 

Step 1
I started with a 4×5.5in kraft card base. I recoloured my tree digi on my computer in Photoshop, so it’s green and to give it a brown trunk and red star. Then I printed it on to kraft card.

 

Step 2
I gave a glittery touch to the baubles and star colouring them using gel pens. Then because I wanted my tree to be bigger than the die-cut shape I carefully snipped around the star, and both curly sides of the branches. (My die cut was 2×2.5in and I used the 3rd largest label die.) When cutting out the shape using the label die, gently lift the parts of the tree image in front of the die-cutting edge so that these parts don’t get cut out!

 

Step 3
For the background die-cut layer (behind the tree,) I used the next size up in the set – the 4th largest – and sponged the edges with the Antique Linen ink pad and sponged the inside with the Peeled Paint & Tumbled Glass inks.

 

Step 4
Then I cut the patterned paper strips to fit my card leaving a slight border. I also inked the edges of my papers with the Antique Linen ink pad to give them a worn look. I hand stitched around the edges. Then I printed (in sepia/brown) the sentiment from my computer onto kraft card. I cut the sentiment strip a little extra long so that it would hang off the edge of the card, and snipped a banner-like notch.

 

Step 5

Finish off with an outline shadow effect to the tree for more dimension – I used Copic markers in a warm grey. I assembled the card with double-sided tape and used 3D glue dots to attach the tree die-cut topper.

 

 

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