Tuesday, November 29, 2011

3-D Pennant Parade Tree Card

Good morning! This week, I’m going to focus on some of the “fancier” Christmas cards you might make for the special people on your Christmas Card list. This is still an easy card to make, but the extra details make it look like you spent a long time making it. It’ll be our little secret how easy it really was!

First, let’s start with the Center-Step fold for the card base. I followed a template that Connie Babbert created. Just cut the 2 vertical lines. Then use the new Simply Scored Tool to score the horizontal lines. The only trick is creasing the folds really well so the card sits up correctly.  This style of card also qualifies for the Dolce Stamps DSAC06 challenge.

Next, I made a 3-D Christmas Tree using the Pennant Parade stamp set and the Petite Pennants punch. Stamp the Tree image 3 times and punch each image out with the scallop pennant portion of the Petite Pennants punch. Fold each tree in half and attach the trees back-to-back with the Multi-purpose liquid glue. (The liquid glues allows you time to get the scallops perfectly aligned with each other.)

The rest of the card is just decorated with strips of the Frostwood Lodge DSP, some Quilted Satin Ribbon, and a Basic Rhinestone Jewel. I added a greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched it out with the Modern Label Punch. Oh, and I did not use any Stampin’ Dimensionals on this card. The fancy fold and 3-D tree added enough depth to this card. And this way, you can still mail the card since the tree folds flat!

Thanks for stopping by and please let me know if you have any questions.

Here's an angled view of the card so you can see all the card's dimension:
 And here's a straight-ahead view so you can see the tree better:

Card Recipe: Stamps- Pennant Parade, Tenny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Frostwood Lodge DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Garden Green; Ink- Garden Green, Early Espresso; Accessories- Petite Pennants Punch, Quilted Satin Ribbon, Basic Jewels, Decorative Label Punch, Modern Label Punch

6 comments:

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

Hello Gwen:

Thank you so very much for entering this beautiful card into the Dolce Stamps Thursday challenge, it looks fabulous in the gallery!

One thing I should mention is that in order to be eligible to win the free goodies, you will need to become a follower of the Dolce Stamps blog. I wouldn't want this gorgeous card to be ineligible to win free stamping goodies for you!

Again, thank you so very much for playing along with us and I hope you'll join us again for our next challenge that will be held on Thursday, December 8th as our challenges are held every other Thursday.

Hugs & Happy Holidays!
Heather

Ellen said...

Your dimension punch art tree is fabulous! Thanks for joining us in the Dolce Stamps and Cards Center Step Challenge!! Good luck in the drawing!

Cindy said...

Gwen I love your center step card! Thanks for playing along with us..

jkreucher said...

WOW! This is fantastic! I love the unique tree, and great holiday colors!
Thanks for joining us in the Dolce Stamps and Cards center step challenge!
Judy

Dolce Stamps and Cards said...

Gorgeous card love the dimension with the tree. Thanks for playing with us at Dolce Stamps and Cards.

Edna Morrisedie said...

This is a fabby way to showcase such a great tree element, great use of space and colour, thanks so much for playing along with the Dolce Challenge!

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