Thursday, October 23, 2008

Parade of Trees #3 I Think


I've seen people using the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Lace Tree, and was really taken with the different images in it. So naturally I had to paint it. I used a needle nose plastic bottle to apply the glue for the glitter. The Lace Tree was trimmed with scissors and mounted with glue dots. The Stickles glitter glue and the pearls were applied just before the bow was done. The bow at the top of the tree was done using the Martha Stewart method.

The ribbon up the side was done using the Japanese Stab Binding technique as shown below. I only did the cardfront and not the inside folded card. You may get a better idea of what I did by reading this Bibliophile I was able to find. Please keep in mind I only did the top cardfront layer. Supplies:
Image:
- Neenah Paper Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80 lb. cardstock - 4.25X5.5 and 5.5X11
- Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Lace Tree
- Twinkling H2O's Jasper Red and Sweet Alfalfa applied with a Niji waterbrush
- Stickles Yellow Glitter Glue
- 3-D Glitter Glue - I suggest one that dries clear.
- Art Institute Glitter: Ultrafine Transparent Sea Shell
- Large Pop Dots and the leftovers around the dots
- May Arts Sheer Iridescent Dark Red Ribbon
- Mark Richards Crystal Stickers 5mm Pearls

Background:
- Neenah Paper Classic Laid Solar White 80 lb. Cover cardstock - 4.25X5.5
- Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Textile Texture
- Stampin' Up Garden Green cardstock - 4.25X5.5

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

40 comments:

Heather said...

WOW! This card is absolutely incredible! Beautiful job!

Cheryl said...

Shirley the tree is gorgeous and I love the way you did the ribbon!!!

Jennifer said...

Positively wonderful! Oh how pretty and the ribbon really sets the entire piece off. Thanks for including the instructions for threading the ribbon. This is something I'd love to give a try!

Cindy Haffner said...

So so pretty, love it.

Tammi said...

Wow Shirley, incredible painting on this, it's beautiful! Lovely way to do the ribbon too!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my word!!!! How absolutely stunning!!!

Theresa said...

Wow! Shirley this is beautiful. I love the way you have colored the tree. The ribbon treatment is fabulous!

Beth said...

Oh Shirley how gorgeous love how you cut the tree out and painted the different images and as others have said that ribbon just sets it off

Vicki said...

WOWZER!! This is totally gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing the instructions with us!! :) Awesome details!!

Orion Designs said...

Gorgeous Shirley! So festive for the holiday.
Vicki

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Shirley this is BEAUTIFUL!

The Country Rose said...

Aren't you just ingenious! This is beautiful!!!! But then, all of your cards are :D. I really like the look of this folder painted and I like your ribbon coming down from the top of the tree too.

Elena said...

Wow! This card is incredible! Your idea is so creative! Christmas tree is so delicate! Shirley, you did a beautiful job! Love the ribbon stab binding! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

Maria Matter said...

Ok, now I have to buy this tree!!! This is gorgeous! I love the way you used the different colors to highlight the individual shapes within the tree! And that perfect bow and ribbon treatment. You take such care to detail your cards...and it shows!
Blessings, Maria

LaVerne said...

WOW! Such detail. Truly gorgeous!!

Peet said...

Wow Shirley, this is sooo beautiful!!! love all the details!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Shirley, I first have to tell you how sweet all of your comments on my blog were!! Thank you so much for visiting and leaving the sweetest comments ever...

Your card is beautiful! I LOVE the stunning technique and tutorial on the card layout! Awesome work and detail!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

Lyn S said...

Stunning! Gorgeous! Beautiful!

Ann said...

Shirley, you've done it again! This is gorgeous! I love the color and sparkle you added to the tree, and the pearls and cascading ribbon are stunning touches! :D

Stacy said...

Shirley, this card is stunning! You know just how to make 'em, girl. Everything on it is gorgeous ... I'm so glad we're fellow TJers so I could "discover" your work and sign on to your blog!!

Helena said...

I'm looking for some of these special paints, so I googled their name and your blog came up! It's wonderful, I'm so glad to have found it. Hope you don't mind if I add it to the list of links to inspiring blogs on mine :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! Beautiful! It has an almost folk art look, which I love. Divine!

Pam said...

Shirley, this is so pretty....I particularly like what you did with the ribbon!!!! I went to the link for the ribbon tips...thanks!

Pam

Gwen said...

Oh gosh Shirley! another stunner!!!!!

Terri said...

Very pretty. The ribbon technique is cool. Thanks for the comment you left on my blog about the cupcakes too.

Donna said...

What a showstopper of a card, Shirley! It's gorgeous, and now of course I must have that embossing folder, LOL!

Shirley Fyfe said...

What a simply gorgeous idea Shirley - I've actually got an embossed lace tree sitting here to finish off too! I just keep getting side tracked by other projects - *grin*

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Shirley! Your tree looks like porcelain it's so delicate and detailed! Love the ribbon treatment!

Suzanne C said...

This is gorgeous... Some how I missed this post... I cannot believe the attention to detail on this card... I loved the close up picture because I was able to see other details I missed when I first looked at it. I love the bow and how you twirled the ribbon down the sides just like a real christmas tree. I love the colors on teh embossing and the glitter and that you cut it out..

jogjacartoonvisit said...

so beautiful..

Julia Aston said...

I love your cascading ribbon on this Shirley! and the great ribbon binding - the coloring on your cut out cuttled tree is wonderful!! very creative card!

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Carolyn King said...

Tooo cool!! Love what you did with the embossing folder...a beauty!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

WOW! This is just amazing!

stampqueen said...

Love this card!! Grat colors!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

WoW! What a work of art, Shirley!!!

Christine (Craftling) said...

Wow!! Beautiful!! And I am not only referring to this card, but the gorgeous Hallow E'en card that arrived for me today!! Thank you, Shirley! Your cards for me and you-know-who arrived after I left for work today, and were waiting for me when I got home this evening. As soon as I am around during daylight hours, I will take a pic for my blog.

I loved the candy corn tree! We don't get candy corn over here, so it's really novel!

Thanks, again, and I will be sure to pass on your card to the appropriate party in due course. ;o)

hugs,
Chris xx

Candy said...

Wow Beautiful Shirley!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

How gorgeous! I love your colours and the ribbon: Scrumptious! The Japanese Stab Binding technique is incredible. Thanks so much for sharing it! :O)

Etha said...

oh what a gorgeous tree! (love your folded one too). The ribbon treatment is wonderful as is the color of the ribbon, just perfect!

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