Monday, September 27, 2010

BSS-Monday Challenge - PUNCH IT OUT

Welcome to the Monday Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Challenge.  Today's challenge is a punched Christmas tree. 

 You need a heart punch to make the tree.  You can use a star punch or stamp one.  The small square can be cut out if you don't have a punch.  You'll need 19 hearts.  Using the diagram above, glue the wrong side of the hearts UPSIDE DOWN starting with one heart, then two rows of two hearts, two rows of three hearts and two rows of four hearts.

  If you want the finished Christmas tree smaller, leave one or two rows off.
I have mounted mine on a 51/2 by 51/2 inch card.  When you have finished gluing them together, turn the entire piece over.  I ran  a sheet of green card stock (cut in four) through a Cuddlebug folder, Swirls, before punching the hearts out.  When I was finished gluing them together, I ran a white cat eye stamp over the embossing.  I added rhinestones for bling.  The cute Santa Miss is by Penny Black. I added glitter to her boots and Fun Flock to the fur parts of her outfit.  The sentiment is by Impression Obsession.

Lots of possibilities for this punched tree, could make them tall and skinny too!

Thanks for stopping by.  Until later..........


Kristie Maynard said...

Wonderful card! Great technique, this one will definatly go into my to do file!

Caroljenks said...

WOW.....this is a fantastic idea! Makes an absolutely gorgeous tree - LOVE IT!

Carol x

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great idea for making a christmas tree, beautiful.

greetings karin