Tuesday, October 7, 2008

In the leafy treetops

If that opening put a song in your head, you must have been in primary the same time as me. Why don't we sing those songs any more? sigh...I guess we are actually 'learning' stuff these days. Less time for play.
I am learning stuff all the time! Some times I learn the same thing over and over many times. LOL I was thumbing through my newest scrapbooking magazine, could have been Simple scrapbooks....or something else...(I have 6 kids and no brain left) and I saw an article (notice I didn't say "read" an article) on using tools we might have been neglecting for a while. One of the tools was the paper crimper (not for hair!) and I thought to myself "self, we have been neglecting our crimper!" so, I pulled it out. This stamp set is one I HAD to have and today is the first time I think I have inked it up. It has been sitting patiently on my desk for over a week, waiting to taste ink. I feel guilty....a bit.... I love this set! I really do! Some of you may remember the Three Trees set that came out last spring, I think, and I really liked it but, the trees were cut off along the top. This tree is SO much better than that one! So, here is how I did it. I started with sage shadow cardstock as my card base. I cut a square of Sage and stamped all over it using Baja Breeze ink. It looks really cool! I then used my Big Shot to cut out the large scalloped circle and then fed it through my paper crimper. I stamped the tree trunk with chocolate chip and then painstakingly cut it out. My branches were a bit long for my scalloped 'leave section' so I simple cut them down. I stamped several more leaf clusters and cut them out. I used Tombow Liquid glue to glue my scallop, then trunk, then extra leaves down. The tombow is great at holding onto things like this that are not always flat on flat. A saying, bit of paper piercing and an actual chocolate tafetta ribbon and voila! Done! It looks WAY better in person! I need to hire a photographer....

2 comments:

Karen Giron said...

I like the scallop tree - very cute! I don't think I've used my crimper for over a year, but my daughter loves it!

Kerry D-C said...

This is so airy and light feeling! I love it! Isn't fun to pull out old tools that have been long neglected?!