Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Paper Piece Tree Card

Today I wanted to share with you I made recently that had me puzzled at first but then I thought of a fun way to use up some of my scrap paper and fix my problem at the same time.

I needed a pretty large tree for a new stamp from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.....
Boy Swinging
Well, I knew I didn't have a tree stamp large enough and the only branches I had were either bare branches or pine branches...  Not gonna work for this nice summer time image.

SOOOO, I dug out my 1" circle punch and lots and lots of scrap green colored pattern papers and started punching!  After I had a nice pile I tore a strip of brown cardstock and mounted it on my card panel.  I stamped my boy/swing image along side the brown torn paper.  Then I started layering on the circles!

And here is what I came up with....
JFF Summer 019

Turned out pretty cool if I do say so myself :)
It's a great easy fix when you need a nice summery tree but don't have a stamp that will fit it!

You could actually use your circle punch for all sorts of images...clouds, cherries or grapes, apples, pumpkins, eyeballs (thinking of Halloween), etc.

Have you used your circle punch for something cool?
Please feel free to share...

9 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous! Really love the torn paper and the punched circles.

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  2. Roni -

    Ingenious! I really love how this turned out. Great job and it looks so wonderful!

    Elaine Allen

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  3. Oh WOW!!!! I just love how that turned out!

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  4. WOW! This is so creative and it looks fabulous!! Great way to use up some scraps!

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  5. Super duper :) what a fab way of creating the tree :)
    Von ♥

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