Oh Christmas Tree!

With Christmas time over I have to show you an idea I had using my new Stampin Up Build a Blossom punch in my Art Journal.

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First the background – I used a brick stencil and compound paste to make a 3D texture for the background.  Then using my spritzer I sprayed the background with Real Red and Jolly Roger Red Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray.  I love the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays that I have because they have such a great sheen to them – this set is the Brown set with Moonstruck – love it!  I added some Stampin up Washi tapes, various stamps that had similar fonts and some holiday chipboard pieces I had in my stash from a Hobby Lobby purchase.  Here’s a close up of the background.

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The Tree! – We had gotten a Christmas Card with this same tree on it and I thought BRILLANT!  Plus I had gotten the new Stampin Up Build a Blossom punch and you know how I like to do ‘other’ things with my punches besides what they’re intended for.  So I punched the leaves from an old book and inked the edges with Crumb Cake and Tea Dye Distress ink.  After I glued them all down I outlined them with a black marker and Mod Podged over it to seal everything.  Then I used a Modern Decorative punch for the base and using a brown marker made lines to give it a bark look.

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I’ve played around with this page some more and I’ve done some journaling around the edges and in various places, but overall I’m very happy with this page.  I hope it inspires you to think outside the box with your punches and see whatelse you can do with them.

Have a Magical Day!

Tinalala

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