Hi everyone! I'm back with an adaptation of one of Bird's designs, her new Festive Gems collection.
I used the tree design, which also comes with an envelope.
I ungrouped the design and just changed the colour to make it easier to work with.
My plan was to cut out the tree, and use it as a mask. A mask is when you cut out basically a stencil, which you can use to apply paint or ink. But I was going to use it as a guide to apply some bling - so I measured the bling and then resized the tree accordingly.
I added a frame around the tree, because then I can keep the mask when I'm done and use it for a card or something - waste not!
Cut out, it looked like this
I then applied it to my scrapbooking page as a guideline
I got a few of my dimensions wrong (ie I couldn't actually fit my bling through all the holes), but it still worked as a guide for my bling tree.
I kept going, adding different sizes of pearls and bling. These sparklies have a sticky backing, and they come from China Town so they're really cheap, but I love the dimension they add to a page.
How fantastic does this look when it's finished? I added a vinyl Merry Christmas, and a pot for the base of the tree, and that was it - a fantastic page of me and my two favourite people, my hubby and my sister.
Check out Bird's designs and come up with your own creation :)