Monday, December 8, 2008

Paper Trees

Here is my attempt at Paper Trees. I cannot remember where I first saw these. I thought they were fun to do. The topiary was a little bit of a pain in the toosh but the Christmas Trees were pretty easy.

To make the topiary I used the 5 petal flower punch to punch out two different designs of patterned paper and a smaller punch (non-stampin up) for the center flower. I used Holiday Treasures paper. The hardest part was keeping the petals from overlapping each other. I stained a wooden dowel with Chocolate chip, painted the pot and then used chocolate chip on a sponge to wipe on the green pot for an aging effect.

For the trees I used retired Wintergreen paper. I cut the paper into strips and then cut them in half. This made a 1" x 6" strip. I started at the bottom and just pinned each strip in a circle around the bottom and topped it off with ribbon. Here is another version I did with Holiday Treasures paper.

Hope you have an awesome day!!!
I just love these purses. I cased this card from a friend Lorri Heiling in my we stamp group. She made this the door prize and everyone who didn't win was soooo jealous. You can see her version here. I used Bella Rose paper and Inspired by Nature stamp set. I used watercolor paper and spritzed the stamp after I colored it with my stampin up markers before adding it to the paper. It gave it a watercolor finish.

I cased this card from Nancy Riley (my favorite stampin person) here. She always has awesome ideas. I used the ski slope paper. Also a favorite of mine. I wish the picture wasn't so blurry. Still trying to figure out how to do good pictures. The stamp set is Season of joy.