Thursday, December 3, 2015

Scrappy Christmas Tree

I have LOTS of scraps of the rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique from all of the projects I have made over the years, and they are just too pretty to throw out.  Many of these scraps are too small to cut a shape out of, so today I wanted to try and use up some of those scraps on some Christmas cards.

My inspiration came from the scrap Christmas tree cards I have seen on Pinterest.  Most of these use up scraps of cardstock, but I wanted to apply the same idea using the rhinestone sticker sheets.


I started by pulling out my pile of scraps.  Then I grabbed the kraft corrugated paper roll from Little B.  I thought the texture of this paper roll would be perfect for the trunk of the tree on the cards.


Then I just started to cut strips of the rhinestone sticker sheets in random lengths and stack them on top of each other.  This starts to build a tree shape.


Then I added the corrugated paper for the tree trunk.  I hit the edges of the piece with a dark brown marker to give it even more depth and make the texture pop.


When I got to the top I stamped a little star and colored it in with a yellow glitter marker.


I forgot to mention . . . the back of the corrugated paper already has adhesive on it.  Just peel off the backing and stick . . . EASY!


So, I had to experiment to find the right placement and layout for the card.  This one I think I did not make the difference between the yellow and light green dramatic enough and I ended up needing 7 layers to make my tree shape.  By the time I got to the top there was no room for the star.


So I played around with the layers and colors and here are the variations that I ended up with . . . 


The one with too many layers, so it did not have a star . . . 


This one had room for the star and uses a different color for every layer . . . 


Then I decided to just use two colors


Pink and Lime Green


Yellow and Tiffany Blue


My favorite part about these cards is the way those rhinestones sparkle!

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