Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday Exchange #8

The final project we were given was to create something of our choice.  I have seen a couple of these trees floating around over the years  and thought that it would be fun to create.  

Holiday Exchange #8

I used my Circle Scissors Plus to cut out a 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 inch circle.  Each circle was folded into eighths and I sponged the edges of each circle to give it more depth.  Then I poked them down on a chopstick.  The star on the top is 4 or 5 ( I don’t remember exactly, I see 4 in the picture but there might be a 5th hiding) large star punches folded in half and glued together.  In this picture I used the baskets and blooms die to create a pot for it to sit in but I could not get it stable and to stand up straight.  I decided to change it and stuck the chopstick in a chunk of green floral foam stuff and cover it in Really Rust paper.  (To make sure that the layers didn't fall down I tipped the whole tree upside down and applied some crystal effects right around the chopstick where the paper was.  It made a little ring type stopper.)

Ink: Garden Green

Paper: Summer Sun, Really Rust, and Merry Moments DSP

Accessories:  Crystal Effects

Tools: Stampin Sponge, Circle Scissor Plus and Glass mat,  Big Shot and Baskets and Bloom die

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Nat said...

That is so cute! I love it!

P.S. I'm pretty certain you used 5 stars.

Anonymous said...

This is cute as a button.

Janis LU

Twila said...

Kirsten, you did a great job on the tree, super cute!