Monday 26 November 2012

Chistmas Tree Snow with Snow Much Fun

Well it's been longer than I thought I would be, but here I am back with some more crafting ideas.  I have been playing so much I forgot to come back and show you all the lovely things I have been making so I will try and come back with some more pictures in the next few days.

Now any of you who have poured over the Autumn/Winter and the new Annual catalogues will have seen the tree folded card in the Annual catalogue (P181) to show off the Simply Scored pad.  Well I couldn't resist making my own version since I saw it in the catalogue and I have used my snowman from the 'Snow Much Fun' stamp set (P15) as I just love it. 

The Simply Scored makes this folded tree so easy to make and to replicate for your Christmas stack.  Once complete you can use the Simply Scored to create your own custom envelope to protect the card in the post too! I even had scraps of the Always Artichoke cardstock to use up so I was so pleased to be able to use them.  Remember if you want to fold an accordion folded effect like this, score at 1" intervals and then flip the cardstock up and over to the reverse side keeping it lined up in the same place on the score pad and then score at the 1/2" intervals.

Some of you may think the colouring with the blender pen is time-consuming, but I found it really quite simple as there are just small areas to colour and strangely relaxing.  I loved getting arty and creating the shadowing on the snow mounds and the cute snow friends.  The finished card looks fantastic and will stand proud on any mantelpiece. 

Now I did not need to go find out and fiddle with what size strips and folds I needed to create as another lovely SU demonstrator has already worked all this out, so thank you  to Natasha at Stampin' Enchantment for your instructions.  I just made a slight adjustment to make an 10.5 x 14.5cm card size and then scored the fold to create the spine at 4" and 4.5" (sorry for the metric to imperial measurements flip here!). 

 This is another lovely card created using the 'Snow Much Fun', 'Make a Mitten' (snowflake) and 'Greetings of the Season' stamp sets.  The colours are Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Whisper White and Crumb Cake (or Soft Suede for the tree trunk).  Inks were also the Staz On Black, Whisper White craft pad and Brights collection marker pens.  The star was created with the Baby Blossom punch.

I hope you like it, come back soon for more Christmas posts.

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