Greetings and salutations! Today I bring you not one, but two cards…both of which are easy-peasy and use those coveted scraps we’ve all been hording. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Here is one of my Happy Little Trees. All you do is start with a corner of patterned paper and cut a triangle from that corner…and it’s totally cool if it’s a little wonky! Then, you angle your scissors to cut another straight line, but kind of off kilter. You want to re-angle your scissors with each cut so that you have weird little triangles and trapezoids. Each cut will automatically be longer then the last, so the graduation of the tree size happens on it’s own!
You may need to readjust the length and positioning of the “branches”, but it goes together really fast. Adhere them all to a stick of brown, and your tree is ready!
I realized after this card was all said and done that I didn’t have a stamp on it, so I quickly added the little “Joy” so that it would count for the S&S 12 Days Challenge, Do you see the silver Glimmer Mist I used on the background? Click on any of the photos to see them bigger.
With this version, I remembered to add stamps, so my background (the cross hatching) was stamped using a watermark pad, and then chalked with brown. It’s subtle, yet very hip! I like the mod feel of this card.
A rhinestone star at the top, finished off the card. Simple and fun! You can even use different patterns to make one of these trees! Hope you like them! Now please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, posted on my sidebar. Have an inspiring day!