Forests Of Triangle Trees! (Resist Misting and Fussy Cutting)
(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Event)
I know it’s not entirely new to use triangles to create pine trees, but I fully embraced the triangle trend this year, so it seemed right to make some triangle trees for winter and Christmas projects too! Here’s a layout and a card with triangle trees…
Cold & Peaceful:
This layout shows how stark and clear winter can be – which makes it great for peaceful adventures!
I created the background with a resist misting technique…
Step 1: Stamp some trees onto a sheet of 10″ square white cardstock. I used Sweet Stamp Shop’s ‘Triangle Style’ to stamp three triangles overlapping each other, stamping with clear ink, then heat embossing with clear powder. I stamped a couple of trees from the ‘Speedy Greetings’ set too:
Step 2: Mist the centre of the cardstock square with purple mist and the edges with a blue-green mist (I used Heidi Swapp Amethyst and Mint Green). Don’t worry when most of the trees disappear:
Step 3: Wipe off the excess mist with a paper towel, to reveal the trees! Sometimes I use a baby wipe too, to lift even more mist off:
That’s it! Use your resist-mist background on a wintry page.
I finished mine off with lots of gems of course:
Plus some chipboard pieces – I love the mittens:
What do you think of the bold purple colour on a winter page?
And here’s a card with a forest of triangle trees…
Merry Christmas Trees Card:
I used the Elle’s Studio Noel Collection on here. The trees are cut from this sheet of paper:
I used a line of dark triangles and a line of light triangles, adhering one line on with 3D foam pop-dots, to give the ‘forest’ extra depth! It makes me want to go exploring!
Try some resist misting on your next project
Make some triangle trees
Use liquid pearls or other dots all over a sheet of polkadot paper
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