Hey peeps! Happy Thursday! It's new release day over at The Digichick, and I've got a little hybrid project and a card to share with you. New Digichick releases are 20% off on Thursday and Friday, so if you see something you like, be sure to pick it up and save some moulah! Speaking of sales, all fall & winter stamp sets at Verve are on sale right now, too!
As soon as I saw Mari's DIY Banner template I totally saw a Christmas tree. So I just had to download it and test it out. The templates print two banners to a sheet (8.5 x 11"), and I printed 3 banners to make my tree centerpiece. I loved these fabulous papers from the Sienna Papers pack by Roben-Marie, so I clipped them to my template and printed out. To put it all together, I scored along the outer triangle lines of each banner, then just glued the scallops of each banner together with sticky strip.
Then to dress up my tree, I added Moss Oregon Rain Drops to each scallop with a little Diamond Glaze and a small star punched from Brushed Gold cardstock to the top of the tree. And since a Christmas tree just isn't the same without an ornament, I created a removable paper ornament to go along with it. I centered the Nestabilities 9 over one of the fun designs in the Sienna Papers that looked oranemnty, then cut out, sponged the edges with Shabby Shutters and Green Galore ink, then embossed the O Christmas Tree sentiment in the center with gold. This piece is matted with brushed gold cardstock, then I set a jumbo eyelet and looped some gold ribbon through it to finish the ornament.
I also made a little matching card with the some coordinating Sienna Papers and Mercy's Tuesday sketch #45. The ornaments are from the Holly Jolly set and I stamped them and paper pieced them. They punch out with a 1-3/8" and 3/4" circle punch, eliminating the need to do tedious masking! Yay! The sentiment is from Blessed Christmas and is embossed in gold.