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)