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Tue 12

Folk Art Tree by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  Today I wanted to share a card from a recent quick and easy card class.  I also wanted a chance to show you how versatile the new Folk Art Tree can be.

When you cut out the die, these are the pieces you get:

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I started with a rectangle piece of kraft paper to cut out the die.  I saved the rectangle frame as well as the outside edges around the tree (the negative space).  My tree outline was kraft, so I colored it with a neon Copic marker.  I used a neon color so that it would show up on kraft cardstock.  As you can see, the color changed a lot since I colored the kraft with bright blue and ended up with a green look.  Next, I added some double sided tape behind the open rectangle window:

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I placed the green tree outline into the kraft rectangle frame and the double sided tape held it in place.  Where there was open tree area, I sprinkled some glitter on top:

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The tree looks like white glitter since I hadn't removed the backing of the tape yet.  You could leave it on if you wanted a solid look behind the glitter.  I wanted a translucent look to the tree so that you could see the patterned paper underneath.  Therefore, I removed the tape backing and stuck it down onto the patterned paper:

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I liked the sparkly tree window that I created, but there is so much more yo could do with the die.  Here are some scraps that I had sitting on my desk.  You can see the mix/mach possibilities of the tree.  I think of it as a patchwork tree that you could assemble any way you wanted:

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It really is a great way to use up those paper scraps you have!

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