My daughter and I are spending lots of time being crafty together. What a JOY to be able to have this time together. She is working on catching up on her scrapbooking, while I am flittering from one thing to another. On this particular evening, I was working on Christmas postcards and she was working on a Christmas layout. She was inspired to create a Christmas Tree after seeing the pine needles branch punch I purchased to use on my postcards. I have not seen this idea anywhere before and I think it is a brilliant idea! I just have to share it.
And here is how she created this fabulous Christmas Tree...
You need a tree stamp, a green and light brown ink pad, and a pine needles branch punch.
This tree foam stamp is a 5" stamp. Ink the trunk with brown and the tree with green and stamp it on white cardstock paper. Cut out the tree.
Punch out a whole bunch of pine needle branches. She spray glued the pine branches then began layering them on the tree until coverage was pleasing.
For the bark on the trunk, she covered the tree and applied spray glue to the trunk. She then dipped the trunk in a small pile of tobacco. (Find someone that smokes and ask them for one of their cigarettes).
This cute tree looks so fantastic on her scrapbook layout. I think it is such a clever idea.