Sunday, July 31, 2011

Very Merry Tutorial

Shimmer cardstock is so pretty. I especially love using white shimmer cardstock to make snow scenes. The snowflakes just glisten.

I repurposed a worn out pair of my son's khaki pants for the fabric of my tree. Start by getting the fabric wet, put in a container, add ink and work the color through it. You might want to wear rubber gloves so you don't stain your hands and nails. Let the fabric dry.

Once the fabric is dry rip it into about 1/4" strips.

Next take white shimmer cardstock and emboss with Snowflake folder. Place Scor-Tape in basic shape of tree. Don't worry about filling it all in with the tape.

Twist the strips and press down into the Scor-Tape following the basic tree shape.

If there are any pieces of the tree that are not glued down well enough I use Liquid Glass to adhere it to the card. I randomly placed dots of Liquid Glass all over the tree then coated it in glitter. I pressed the glitter down into the Liquid Glass, let it dry then shook off the excess.

Now both the card and tree glisten. To finish off the card I tore strips of paper to make "snow drifts" Next I added glue to the edges and more glitter, popped the "snow drifts" up with foam squares  for them to lay nicely over the bottom of the tree. Last I added a bow and Very Merry tag.

I hope you will take a moment to let me know you stopped by. To quote my son "It makes my heart happy" to read your lovely comments and feedback. Plus I'd love to know if you tried this technique too.
Kindest regards,