*This is a recent post of mine over at the Create for Less blog.
I wanted to show that you can make a card without a scrap of patterned paper. All I used were a few different colors of cardstock, some punches and a few small simple embellishments. I love texture on my projects, but I always forget about my paper crimper, so I decided to pull him out for this project. It’s fun to rediscover “old” tools that you loved, but may have forgotten about.
Bazzill Cardstock - greens, brown, pink
Buttons - green
- After creating the card base, it is time to make the tree trunk. Draw a tree trunk on the brown cardstock, cut out and run thru the paper crimper. Adhere the trunk to your card.
- Next get out your 1 1/2″ circle punch and punch circles from two different shades of green cardstock. (If you do not have a punch, you can trace circles and cut or use a circle cutter).
- Run the light green circles thru the paper crimper to give them added dimension on the tree.
- Layer and adhere the dark green circles to the card – overlapping the trunk.
- Layer the light green circles on top of the dark green circles, adding pop dots behind a few for dimension. Use Glue Dots on the other dark and light green circles.
- Punch three butterflies from pink cardstock. Adhere two to the tree “leaves” and one to the trunk.
- Add pearls to the centers of the butterflies.
- Use your border punch on the dark green cardstock to make grass. Adhere to the bottom of the card.
- Apply sentiment rub-on.
- Adhere 3 buttons on each side of the sentiment using Glue Dots.