Friday, 16 October 2009

Nestabilitie Christmas Tree Tutorial

I had fun with this, All the papers used are by Graphic 45, Nestabilities Circle scallop, green base card and ribbon Crushed Glass Glitter, Joanna Sheen has this in stock.
Also used a bit of green ink to distress the paper.


This is a picture took from the bottom so that I could show you the dimension of the tree.




Tutorial...

To make I used a double sided scrapbook paper now this is where you can get really creative, funky colours would look brilliant, if you don't have double sided paper then use a coloured one and use a gold or a silver marker and colour the reverse.

The Nestabilitie Scalloped Circle that I used was the second largest.

Cut the scalloped circle shape into pie like pieces you will only use 4 of them
Starting by cutting the shape in half you will need.
1 with 6 scallops 1 with 5, 1 with 4 and the last piece with 3 scallops.


Cut in between each scallop toward the point leaving about 1cm from the point uncut.



You can see on each scallop I have curled them upwards showing the patterned paper on the back, I curled mine with a bone folder but you could wrap them around a pencil or something similar.


Once all of the pieces are curled push your thumb into the back of each piece so that they are slightly arched

You can see in the next image that I added some crushed glass glitter to the curled edges, then I started to build up the layers using silicon glue, starting with the 6 curled scallops then overlapping with the 5 then the 4 and lastly the 3.
A Tree is Born.

All that's left is to add the card.

22 comments:

Sheila - Ginger said...

Wow Jak that is so clever and the card is wonderful!! I do wish I had just a quarter of your talent. I love popping in to see your creations. Thank you for sharing your outstanding talent with us.

Love Sheila xx

Katie Renz said...

Genius Jak! Absolutely gorgeous!

PeeJay said...

LOL! Looks a bit like the tree I made using the lilium punch last year. Principle's the same. Love this one. Probably more accessible to people 'cos there's more got nesties than the lilium punch - LOL!

Susan said...

What a beautiful card Jak! Thank you for the tutorial!!!

Debs said...

Thank you so much Jak for sharing your wonderful tips - I shall have a go at this over the weekend - if mine turns out half as well as yours I shall be well pleased lol!!!
Take care
Debs xx

Dawn said...

Great Tut Jak, I am also going to give this a go over the weekend

Merry said...

This card is so terrific...just like you. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial on the tree. Can't wait to have a try.

Toni said...

Ooooh I love this Jak I think its fab will have to have a go tomorrow

SharDon Exclusives said...

Beautiful! Of course! I am wondering how you mail your cards in the post? Do you have a special mailer envelope because of the diminsional features?
Sharon
p.s. thank you for the tutorial

Marge said...

Oh My Goodness -- this is sooooo awesome; love your creation & fabulous tutorial. TFS!!! Going to definitely make one of these!!! '~)

eva said...

Incredibly interesting, Thanks great!

angelwhispers Chanelle said...

Fab card & tutorial Jak!! The colours if the papers are beautiful and the tree is stunning, will make time this weekend to have a go xxx

mckinkle said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing, I cant wait to have a play!
Keryn :D

ursula in RSA said...

Jak, this is so clever, Thanks for sharing this with us. It is a truly lovely card.

mary45 said...

Wow! I am always so impressed Jak !
It would faze me out to even try something so amazing. Its truly brilliant You are sooo clever.
I love just being able to view your pages. Thank you so much.
The card is fab-ul-ous!! As Craig would say!

Jilli said...

Wow ... this is amazing! Must give this a go! Jillix

Christine said...

Stunning creation Jak thank you for sharing..

Hugs Christine xx

Anne said...

Thank you so much Jak for sharing this with us. I do hope it's OK that I try this with my class next week. Hugs x

Sam said...

ooh that's clever!! I must give that a go if I get the hoped-for birthday present!! ;-)

Sheena F said...

Fantastic Jak. Like to see different uses for the tools have accumulated! Thanks

Sheena F

Jule said...

Great idea...thank you for sharing.

Helena said...

Amazing! THanks for the 'how to'!