Monday 3 May 2021

Tree of Love - 'you are beautiful' card

Hello lovelies! 

It is Natalia here with you today. I hope you are having a great bank holiday Monday if you are in the UK, or had a beautiful weekend if you are not! 

I have another card to show you today using products from the gorgeous new Brighter Days releaseI usually prefer stamping to die cutting, but when I got this Tree of Love Cover plate die, it was the first thing I got my hands onto! It is just SO beautiful, ideas of what I could make with it kept popping onto my head. 

This technique is very simple, yet I find it very effective. I started of by preparing a printer paper panel just a bit bigger than the die's size. I then cut strips of paper, 1/4 of an inch each from a blue, green, yellow, pink and lilac low gsm cardstock. The reason I used thinner paper was because I wanted the intricate areas of the die to cut through my two layers of paper easily, and it did, wonderfully! I die cut the striped background with the Tree of Love die, and kept all the pieces as one panel and set them aside. Important: don't lose any pieces, like I did 🙈!! You will need them later.

Next, I die cut the tree of love die from black cardstock twice, and used liquid glue to put them together. I then mounted them onto a slightly bigger black cardstock panel so that there was a border all around. 

Now it was puzzle time: I used the die cut pieces from the striped panel to inlay them in the negative spaces on my black tree panel. I just think the colourful negative pieces make the black tree stand out beautifully! 

At this point, the card didn't need much more, so I decided to keep it simple and use one of the sentiments in the Brighter Days sentiment cards which are just so easy to use. A tip here: when you cut your sentiment, take a black marker and go around the edges of the sentiment to cover the white. Now it looks as if it was all black cardstock!

I finished it off with some My little things from Lucy's cards gems, which I can't finish a project without!

I hope you like this technique, and you give it a go - it is so much fun!

And remember to use my discount code at checkout to get 10% off! T4TNEILA10.

Sending hugs,

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