Saturday, January 6, 2018

Sending Winter Wishes - DIY Tutorial

The coldest days of winter are upon us.  These cold, dreary days are tough on many people.  
If you are a card maker, you have the ability to reach out and brighten someone's day. 

 Maja Design- "Denim & Friends" is a gorgeous collection that is perfect for the season.  
Don't let the name of the collection confuse or fool you.  The paper collection is quite versatile and can be used for so many occasions throughout the year.    

These are the papers I used from the Denim & Friends:
"Leather"  - both sides
"Blue Jeans"

DIY Tutorial
I have a quick short DIY tutorial showing how I assembled the winter scene on my card.

Step 1.  Die cut the following:
           - 1 tree line die shape from Denim & Friends "Wood" paper 
           -2 tree line shapes from "Blue Jeans" paper
           - 1 tree line shape from Bazzill Basics 12x12 Foam Adhesive Sheets in White

Step 2.   Use the backside of a tree line die cut as a stencil and  lightly ink around the stencil with blue and brown ink.  I used:
            Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Faded Jeans
            Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Walnut Stain

Step 3.   Cut one of the tree line die shapes apart to separate some of the tree shapes for layering purposes.  Ink the edges of the individual trees to a accent and glue the diecut foam shapes to your individual trees. 

Step 4.   Start building the tree line layers on the card.  
            - bottom layer is the wood colored tree line shape 
            - middle layer is the solid tree line shape cut from "Blue Jeans" paper
            - top layer will be your choice of individual trees with the foam backing for dimension

Where to shop? 
You can shop for Maja Design papers right here. 

May your new year be filled with health, joy and an abundance of creativity. 

Maja Design- "Denim & Friends"  paper collection
Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits - Tree Line die
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks MINI - Vintage Photo
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Faded Jeans
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Walnut Stain
Bazzill Basics 12x12 Foam Adhesive Sheets in White