Thursday 15 February 2018

Family Tree Frame

Hello lovely peeps

I've got a home decor piece to show you today which I made with a few simple dies.

For the tree branches I used a single Woodland Branch die from Memory Box, cut three times into an 8x8 piece of white linen card. I did a rough pencil sketch first to work out where I wanted them to go. Keep all the pieces that are cut out, you need some of them for filling in later.

Where you don't want the bottom end of the branch to be cut out, let that hang out over the end of the cutting plate when running it through the machine.

For the tree trunk I used the edge of a large oval die to trace the line and then cut it with scissors.

The negative shape was then laid over some patterned paper which I'd glued over the back board of an 8"x8" box frame. Fill in the gaps with the offcuts you saved earlier.

The leaves were all cut out using dies from the Susan's Garden collection by Sizzix and glued on at the tips of the branches.

Other ingredients
12"x12" paper pad from The Range
Olivia alphabet dies

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
UnstampaBelles #76 AG twist use something new 
Craftaholics R Us #7 Red
Pixie's Snippets Playground week 319
Not Just Cards  Anything Goes
CAS On Friday #126 Dies 

 Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is fabulous love it

Fikreta said...

wonderful !

Di said...

Absolutely brilliant Katrina! I love that you showed just how to make the tree - great use of snippets of course! Such a clever way you cut the trunk as well.


Di xx

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us.

Unknown said...

Wonderful piece of decor, thank you for sharing how it was made :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Anonymous said...

A unique display piece. Thanks for sharing the "how to's" with us at Unstampabelles.

Dale Tiernan said...

Stunning. Great to see something different for this challenge too.
Thanks for joining in at Unstampabelles.

Susan Hogan said...

Beautiful - you could do a series for each season and swap them out as appropriate! Thanks for playing along with us at Unstampabelles and hope to see you back soon!