Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Boy, am I outta SHAPE... for the H2H Challenge!

This week over at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog, the challenge is to create a card of any shape except a rectangle. 

I recently bought a tree shaped chipboard album from Michaels $1.50 bin, and used it as a template to draw the tree shape onto a piece of cardstock.  I trimmed it out and then started decorating it with the Chocolate cardstock trunk; gluing a scrap piece in place, trimming out and then sponging ink onto the edges.  Then I added layers of Mistletoe B&T, starting at the bottom and working my way up; scallop border punching the bottoms and sponging ink on all the edges.  Then I added some Mistletoe MyStickease for the sentiment and the tree topping.  First I stuck the stickers onto scrap Colonial White cardstock and trimmed them out with scissors, then adhered them in place with 3D foam tape.  Lastly, I randomly added some Tulip bigger brads. 

For the card base, I took a 12x12 sheet of Colonial White cardstock and folded it in half on the diagonal, as I wasn't sure how big I need it to be, then trimmed it to the size I needed.  The base size ended up being 8" tall x 6 1/2" wide, with the finished card measuring 8 3/4" tall x 6 1/2" wide.  I adhered my tree cardfront onto the card base, creating a fun, large size card.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Mistletoe B&T; Colonial White, Chocolate CS
Inks:  Chocolate, New England Ivy
Embellishments:  Tulip bigger brads, Mistletoe MyStickease
Other items:  Double Scallop Border punch (Martha Stewart), Sponge, 3D foam tape, Micro-tip scissors, and Tree Chipboard Album as template (Michaels)


Debbie Carriere said...

This is awesome!!! Love the mistletoe B&T as the tree with the border punch. I was thinking about creating a tree card - I'll have to re-think that - lol!

Lorrinda said...

Vicki, this is awesome! Love the papers you used on it too.

Mary said...

So cute and festive - love it! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous tree card! Love how the branches lay in different layers and those cute little brads as ornaments! Super creative! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Heart 2 Heart challenges!

Jessica said...

This is super cute Vicki, don't you love those chipboard albums? I am so glad you got to play along this week with us at H2H!

Kelly Triggs said...

Yea...I have a hard time believing you would ever be 'out of shape' in the card making world!! Once again...fabulous creation lady!! :)

Deneen said...

Love the tree shape, (I'm tucking this one away for inspiration):) Thanks for playing along with H2H.


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