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Thu 12

Create a Tri-Fold Fall Collage by Jean Okimoto


Layer the Wooded Glen and Little Orchard Collages and diecut a mix of tree backgrounds from 6x6 prints for a tri-fold fall card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a collage-y, layered forest scene for a thank you or Thanksgiving greeting.  Here are the supplies for this card...


I wasn't sure if I wanted a tall slimline card - or a shorter version - so I started with the taller version, then shortened it later.


Trim kraft cardstock to 10-½"* x 6-¼". (*a correction!) Score it horizontally at 3-½" and 7".  Trim the corners with a corner rounder.  Cut Wooded Glen Collage from the front of the first panel on the left.  Cut Little Orchard Collage from the back of the center panel.  

Cut an assortment of tree backgrounds from the 6x6 dark red and coral Garland Stripes and Dots.  Cut more backgrounds from the dark maroon floral Garland print. (It's shown on the bottom left corner of the paper pack.)  Attach the backgrounds behind the tree trunks of both collages.

Stamp the greeting - from the Harvest Love and Kindness Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the smooth side of turquoise cardstock with Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair.  

Cut a 3" x  5-¾" strip of turquoise cardstock, round the corners and attach in to the third panel.  Attach the greeting with foamtape.

It needed a sparkly - but matching  - accent so I spread some Open Studio Sunlit Gold Glitter Glue on the dark red striped print.  Heat-set it in short bursts to prevent scorching.  Let it cool, then punch ¼" circles.

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The tree collages are designed for layering - but they're also great on individual panels.  Little kids would love the little trees - maybe with a bear or deer from the Snowglobe Backer set added just for fun.

Thanks for visiting...see you again next week!






Beautiful layered card, the trees are so pretty cut from the patterned papers.

OMG so beautiful! Not only is the layering wonderful, but the color choices for the trees is amazing. Looking out my window right now I see a hummingbird and an orange tree but no turquoise or pink trees!! Thankful, Jean.

exactly what I like about you -- taking dies and using them in such unexpected ways for wonderful card designs!

so cute, love the layering of the trees and all the different patterns!

I love this card, Jean!!! Beautiful design!!

Thank you Andre M - it was fun mixing/matching the prints!

Thanks Jacky...more turquoise and pink trees are on their way!

Thanks Debbie...I love discovering - and sharing - ways to use all of Dave's designs!

Thanks Connie - I was a little nervous about the mix of patterns, happy to hear you liked the combos!

Thanks Michelle - Dave did all of the real work...I just combined everything!

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