Friday, November 28, 2014

Terrific tree card

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  The other designers at Mountain Plains Crafters and I thought you might enjoy seeing our creations for fun and inspiration. We choose the theme of Trees. I was excited because I saw this card by  Kittie Caraccilo and I knew right away that I wanted to make a card like it. I usually don't CASE cards, but this one was super pretty and my daughter asked me to make her one like it.  I took Kittie's general idea and made it my own. This card was a little time consuming to say the least. But I had a blast.

I punched the branches using my Martha Stewart punch. I have had my punch for a long time and sadly during this project, It died. Don't worry a new one is on its way. I glued the branches in a triangle shape  using my Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue.

I wanted little candy canes for my tree. I thought about just cutting them out with scissors. Then I looked at my punches. I have an old EKSuccess Heart Corner punch. .When the heart is punched out the remaining pieces were two curved swoosh like pieces. I used a red marker to make the stripes on the candy canes and then I cut the cane- swooshes apart. As I looked at the candy canes, I wanted a little bit more shine. I took a pearly fingernail polish and went over the candy canes. It gave them a shiny pearly look.  I added pearls, red embroidery floss bows and a punched star painted gold.

The paneling was done by scoring white cardstock. I added crimped cardstock at the top for the top molding. Under my tree I used a Martha Stewart Train edge punch. I cut and glued the train so that it only had one engine and several cards. I painted the train red and black and added gold to the top of the cars and to two of the smokestacks.

 I made two little origami boxes and added embroidery floss bows.

After all the work I did on this card I wanted it to be able to be displayed. I made it into an easel card so it could stand up on my daughters desk. I added a paper doily to the floor of the card, to make it look like a rug on the floor.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my post and looking at my card. I would love for you to leave a comment telling me what you think.


  1. MariLynn this is stunning - love all the dimension and detail you have incorporated.

  2. my goodness i'm not surprised your punch died!! this is amazing!!! beautifully done!

    lovies, =o) kel
    (fellow DDD DT member)

  3. Wow, this is amazing!!! No wonder your punch gave up! PInning it!

  4. Wow! That tree looks almost real!! How cool is that and what a perfect way to display it!

    Thank you for leaving your kind comment on my grandma's tribute post. She was an amazing lady.

  5. Oh my!!! MariLynn you did Kittie's card proud! What a gorgeous tree card! Your train is ADORABLE! This is a treasure! Love it!