Friday, 11 December 2015

Dress a Tree - Dawn Heald

Hi folks,

Welcome to our posts this week!
This time we asked out DT to
'dress a tree'....can you believe there
is an actual day for this, in fact there
is two - 5th and 6th December!!
Who actually thinks these 'days' up?

Dawn is with us today to show you 
what she has been up to.....

Hi crafty friends, how are you getting 
on with preparations for the holidays?
 I'm rather behind so I wanted a product
 that could be used multiple ways, easy
 to use and look good whilst keeping the card simple.
The Dreamweaver Stencil Christmas 
Tree is perfect and ticks all the boxes.
 You can use so many different mediums
 from ink pads to sprays to pastes or even
 draw through them.
If you've more time they're great
 to dress up even more.

I'm showing four finished cards. Two
 using ink pads and two using pastes. 

Place stencil down and low tack tape into
 position. Do this for each tree washing between use.
The inked trees -
Use a stencil brush or sponge and apply ink
 through the stencil. Remove tape and stencil carefully. 


The paste trees -
1. Using Dreamweaver Embossing Paste 
spread over the stencil. Leave to
 dry. Add red glitter glue.
2. Use Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium and
 apply over the stencil. Leave to dry.

 Go over areas with coloured glitter
 glue and leave to dry.

 Then die cut all four trees with the goods frame
 from the set and colour the areas around the 
tree with coloured ink pads. Next die cut the
 pattern backing and colour if wanted
 with matching inks.
Decorate your trees with gems and
 Card Candi. Layer up with the pattern die
 cut and attach to you card base. 
Stamp a sentiment underneath.

Love these cards from Dawn and if you want to
 have a go, this is what you'll need....

From own stash - Christmas Sentiment Stamp

I'll be back tomorrow with a
project from Neil.

See you then,

Jane x


  1. Super design for Christmas cards, an infinity of permutations so no 2 cards have to be the same!

  2. I just have to say theses trees are just wonderful love them. Got my thinking cap on for the next challenge

    Crafty hugs Pen x


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