GNI: Invites, Christmas Glimmer Trees

Materials

  • FLOURISHED INVITATION:
  • Cardstock (Prism Papers): Suede Brown Dark; Vanilla Cream Prismatics; Gold Leaf Metallics; Ivory Simply Smooth
  • Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon)
  • Gold sheer ribbon
  • GLIMMER TREES:
  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam* Cones (Dow): 3”x2”; 2-7/8”x5-7/8”; 3-7/8”x8-7/8”; 4-7/8”x11-7/8”
  • Georgette Holiday Collection patterned papers (Anna Griffin)
  • Crème Brulee Metallics cardstock (Prism Papers)
  • Dazzling Metallics Acrylic Paints (DecoArt): Luminous Gold; Champagne Gold; Renaissance Brown
  • Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon)
  • Glitter (Gary M. Burlin): Icicle
  • Pearl beads
  • Head pins, 2” long
  • SANDWICH TOOTHPICKS:
  • Georgette Holiday Collection patterned papers (Anna Griffin)
  • Small pearl beads
  • Round toothpicks

Tools

  • FLOURISHED INVITATION:
  • Clear Stamp Sets (Flourishes): You Are Invited; Flourished Christmas
  • Memento Dye Ink (Tsukineko): Rich Cocoa
  • Dies (Spellbinders): Classic Rectangle; Classic Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities Templates
  • Wizard Die Cutting & Embossing System (Spellbinders)
  • Zip Dry Paper Glue (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Foam Squares (3L)
  • GLIMMER TREES:
  • Dies (Spellbinders): Create A Flake 1; Snowflake Wonder; Labels Five Nestabilities Templates
  • Wizard Die Cutting & Embossing System (Spellbinders)
  • Zip Dry Paper Glue (Beacon Adhesives)
  • SANDWICH TOOTHPICKS:
  • Dies (Spellbinders): Nested Pine Nestabilities Templates
  • Wizard Die Cutting & Embossing System (Spellbinders)
  • Glue dots

Directions

Flourished Invitation

  • 1. For card base, cut 4-1/4”x11” rectangle from Suede Brown Dark cardstock; score and fold in half.
  • 2. Cut 4”x5 1/4” rectangle from Vanilla Cream cardstock; glue to card base.
  • 3. Die cut Classic Rectangle and Classic Scalloped Rectangle from Ivory and Gold Leaf cardstock respectively. Use Rich Cocoa ink to stamp Flourished Tree and sentiment on Ivory rectangle. Use leafing pen to guild rectangle edges. Let dry.
  • 4. Use foam squares to adhere Ivory rectangle to gold leaf scalloped rectangle, then to Vanilla Cream panel. Tie ribbon around top of card.

Glimmer Trees

  • 1. Paint largest and smallest cone Champagne Gold; cover with Icicle glitter and set aside to dry.
  • 2. Paint second largest cone Renaissance Brown; cover with Icicle glitter and set aside to dry.
  • 3. Paint second smallest cone Luminous Gold; cover with Icicle glitter and set aside to dry.

Glimmer Trees - Largest Cone

  • 1. Cut 3”x12” strips from gold patterned paper. Use paper snips to cut a fringed edge. Glue strips around base of largest cone. Repeat for two more layers of fringe.
  • 2. Cut 2” x12” strips from gold patterned paper. Use paper snips to create a fringed edge. Glue strips around base of tree. Repeat for two more layers of fringe.
  • 3. Cut 1-1/2”x12” strips from gold patterned paper. Use paper snips to create a fringed edge. Glue strips around base of tree. Repeat for one more layer of fringe.
  • 4. Thread pearl bead onto six head pins; arrange as a crown in top of cone.

Glimmer Trees - Second Largest Cone

  • 1. Die cut Snowflake Wonder and Create A Flake 1 from patterned paper. Thread pearl bead onto each head pin. Adhere die cut flakes to foam cone in random fashion using pearlembellished headpins.

Glimmer Trees - Second Smallest Cone

  • 1. Thread pearl bead onto each head pin. Use pearl-embellished headpins to decorate tree as shown.

Glimmer Trees - Place Card Holder

  • 1. Print guest’s name onto Crème Brulee cardstock; die cut Labels Five around name.
  • 2. Use leafing pen to guild label edges. Let dry.
  • 3. Use sharp blade to slice straight down 1/2” from tip of cone. Insert place card into slit.

Sandwich Toothpicks

  • 1. Thread small pearl bead onto tip of toothpick; snip excess from top of pick.
  • 2. Die cut Nested Pine from patterned paper. Use glue dot to adhere tree to tooth pick.
by Keri Lee Sereika for The Dow Chemical Co.

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/4652/f4d83243-b689-4f0a-b673-718096a4f7fd.pdf



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