Folded Doily Christmas Tree

Folded Doily Christmas Tree

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This card was made for the Mod Squad Challenge – Grandma’s Attic – where we are to incorporate a doily into our card or project. (http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/11/grandmas-attic.html)

For this 5″ x 7″ card, I started with an 8″ doily and sponged Viva moss green metallc 3D Stamp Paint on the front and back.  Click HERE to see how I made the tree.  For the trunk, I sponged Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink onto a Ranger mini craft stick.  I wrapped jute around the tree and made a bow for the top.   The tree was adhered to the tag with pop dots.

I made a tag using glossy card stock and the Tim Holtz alterations Moves & Shapers Bigz Die – Tags and Bookplates.  Stampin’ Up Early Espresso and Soft Suede reinkers and foam shaving cream were used to create the marbleized effect on the tag.  First, a large blob of shaving cream was sprayed on a paper plate.  Then, several drops of each of the two inks were added to the shaving cream.  The colors were swirled (not mixed) around with a craft stick.  The glossy tag was placed, face down, on the shaving cream and ink.  Once the whole tag had made contact with the shaving cream, it was removed from the plate and placed on my craft mat.  Then the shaving cream was scraped (or “shaved”) off with a metal ruler.  What was left behind once the shaving cream was removed were the swirls of ink.  I used the (Tonic) Tim Holtz paper distresser on the edges of the tag and then inked the rough edges with Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink.

The greeting stamp was from the Gina K Designs “Merry Tree” duo and was stamped on Gina K dark chocolate card stock with versamark ink and Recollections champagne embossing powder.  The panel’s edges were distressed, and then it was pinned to the tag.

The background paper is “Reindeer Fly” from the My Mind’s Eye Holly Jolly collection.  It was also distressed and inked with the walnut stain ink.  The card base is Gina K dark chocolate card stock.

Thanks for checking out my card project!

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8 thoughts on “Folded Doily Christmas Tree

  1. Holy Smokes you are so clever and creative! LOVE that Doily Christmas Tree! I am a total sucker for a tag on a card, have always loved that! The rustic feel and flavor of this is awesome, the twine, the metal pin, the popsicle stick trunk….clever, clever CLEVER!!! Thanks so much for joining in the Challenge I am hosting at the Mod Squad Blog!

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