Tuesday, December 20, 2016

3D Christmas Tree

Hi everyone, I am hoping that this post comes out OK as it is the first time I have done anything like this. My usual genre is making cards, but I was"persuaded" to do this tree, hope you like it.
As the tree is 3D I am unable to show it in one piece, so here is the front and back of the finished tree

The three pieces of the tree as they started out.

I cut card to cover the shapes of the trees (being very careful to leave the slots in the shapes clear of paper), then covered each piece with green (pistachio) gilding polish by Creative Expressions. I then embossed these two pieces with Creative Expressions Nordic trees embossing folder(A4 size) and went over it lightly with enchanted gold gilding polish.
I decided to do the base in a different colour, so embossed some red card with Creative Expressions Nordic Tiles embossing folder( 8x8 size) and went over this again with the enchanted gold gilding polish.
I put the two pieces of the tree together, this is a tight fit as the card makes the pieces a little bit thicker, but it does work. There are four little pieces on the bottom of the tree which fit into the four holes on the base.

I began to decorate the tree with some little Christmas bells that I had in my stash. (it is a pity that there is no sound because every time you move the tree the bells jingle), I then covered the GSLC snowflake and fancy star with white gesso and let that dry. I then painted the snowflake white and decorated it with gold, silver and red gemstones, I did the same on the back but then glued this to the star which I had painted mauve.(any colours would be OK here). I left a small opening at the bottom and glued this to the top of the tree. I then added some "snow" around the bottom which is just bits of cotton wool.
I had already covered  quite a few GSLC chipboard pieces with white gesso ready for decoration, so I will show the 4 sides to show these. This is the NOEL piece and two of the snowflakes.
Here are the snowman with his bobble hat, the street lamp and two more snowflakes. The reindeer in the background are some that I cut out from my stash.
I cut down the GLSC flag pieces, coloured them, printed MERRY CHRISTMAS on them and attached them to 2 thin pieces of ribbon so that they went across the whole section.
The GSLC Christmas stocking and the candy canes are on this section together with some little presents that I had cut out and 2 more snowflakes. I then punched out some gold snowflakes and red bows with Martha Stewart punches to go round the bottom on the base. I also added some of the ribbons onto the edges of the tree together with tinsel from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by!

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