Merry And Bright Tree December 15, 2016 07:00 1 Comment

Hello friends! It's Lee-Anne here today sharing a festive layout of my Christmas tree from a few Christmases past.  

I began my layout by using some distress ink and a water pen to watercolor the white card stock and let it dry.

For my tree, I inserted a sketch pen in my Silhouette Cameo and sketched the design around the one tree shape from the Tree Trio 2 set and then I removed the sketch pen and inserted the cutting blade in the machine and offset it so I could cut the design out. Hand stitching always gives the project more texture and a homespun feel to the layout so I opted to hand stitch with green embroidery floss around the sketch line.

To add lots of depth to the tree, I placed a sheet of green plaid paper underneath.  This seemed to do the trick as the cut tree shape bended the card stock upwards to give it the depth I was looking for.

I also used the Merry & Bright phrase from the Holiday Sentiments collection for my title.

First I cut it on my Cameo with some red plaid paper and used some liquid dimensional adhesive to give it more depth.  To keep the title securely in place, I machine stitched the title down because it tends to curl when dimensional adhesive is applied.  

The embellishing was fun! I used some sheer ribbon as "garland" by twisting the ribbon and securing it with scotch tape on the backside of the tree and then created some bows out of different colors of ribbon and added some flair buttons on top of the bows to look like "ornaments". To complete the embellishing, I added some sequins from my stash to the tree to give it more sparkle and some wood stars that give it a rustic feel. 

I love experimenting with the cut files and trying various techniques.  I hope you enjoyed my layout.  

Cut Files 

Holiday Sentiments

Tree Trio 2

Be sure and check out all the amazing designs in the Just Nick shop.  There are new ones added each and every week.  Have a wonderful, creative day!