Thursday, 17 March 2022

Blossom Tree

 I'm still persevering with my efforts to curb spending on crafty stash, apart of course from the essential consumables, and with this in mind I've come up with a card design based on on something I saw on TV just this week which almost had me hitting the 'buy now' button.  However I remembered that I had a tree die amongst my collection so this is my take on the card I saw demonstrated - only similar in that I've used a tree and some blossom but I'm glad I had a go.  I started by die cutting a cream oval and then die cut the tree into the centre (this tree has no outside cutting edge).  I then cut the same tree three times more from scraps of red, brown and green card and having backed the cream oval with another blue one I proceeded to collect as many of the 'fall out' die pieces as was practical and glued the red hearts and some of the larger leaves back into the spaces - the easiest piece to place was of  course the brown tree trunk.  That job done I then found a scrap of pink pearl card and cut out a selection of tiny flowers and adhered them to make the tree blossom.   Having decided to back the image with a slightly larger green oval I realised that what I should have done instead of using a piece of blue card behind the cream at the start,  I could have just used green in the first place. This way I could have avoided having to scrabble around popping the tiny leaves back into the tree outline and simply used the hearts and tree trunk - hindsight is wonderful isn't it!!  Finally I found some pink papers in my stash and added a sentiment to complete this card.

In case you are wondering, the die set which I so nearly bought is called Tree of Life from John Next Door - nothing like the one I've used but at least seeing it got my brain ticking over to come up with my own design based on the blossoming tree theme

Tree - die from My Favourite Things
Blossom - small flowers die set by John Next Door
Papers - from a couple of different magazine give-aways
Sentiment - produced in Word and die cut using SU die (Colour and Contour set)
Oval dies - Tonic


  1. Congrats on holding the line on a new purchase, especially since what you had on hand made a great card! That tree is just beautiful how you framed it in the oval and I like the pink paper background too! Happy St. Patrick's day!

  2. Pretty tree how you've placed the hearts amongst those pretty flowers..