Cold & Peaceful Layout by Jennifer Grace

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:

Cold & Peaceful Layout by Jennifer Grace

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:

Cold & Peaceful Layout by Jennifer Grace

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:

Cold & Peaceful Layout by Jennifer Grace

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:

Cold & Peaceful Layout by Jennifer Grace

That’s it! Use your resist-mist background on a wintry page.

I finished mine off with lots of gems of course:

Cold & Peaceful Layout by Jennifer Grace

Plus some chipboard pieces – I love the mittens:

Cold & Peaceful Layout by Jennifer Grace

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:

Merry Christmas Trees Card by Jennifer Grace

I used the Elle’s Studio Noel Collection on here. The trees are cut from this sheet of paper:

Deck the Halls paper by Elle's Studio

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!

Be Inspired:

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

Jennifer x

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  • Ooh I thought it was a LO so not doing very well with my guesses…. should maybe go and see if all the correct answers are up though I missed some of the questions!

    November 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm
  • PS menat to say I think the purple works really well on the LO as it compliments the blue and the photo and I like the idea of resist misting if I ever get round to getting messy and trying it!

    November 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm
  • lilgik

    I never thought about doing my own resist misting, I will definitely be trying that out, thanks!

    November 9, 2013 at 2:13 pm
  • I am scared of mists and never tried resist misting – but now I may have to

    November 9, 2013 at 3:08 pm
  • Marilyn Tucker

    I think the purple looks great. A couple of the cards I made this year have triangle trees. Love them.

    November 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm
  • Amanda

    I love what you did with the trees! Great layout.

    November 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm
  • Wow, just looking at it, I thought that the paper was already like that. I like that purple with it too.

    I Create Purty Thangs

    November 9, 2013 at 4:31 pm
  • Now this is a fun idea and very inspiring! will have to give a go this year

    November 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm
  • Brenda W

    Love the colours in the LO.

    November 9, 2013 at 6:34 pm
  • I love the purple on this page – looks really good 🙂

    November 9, 2013 at 6:43 pm
  • Jean Bullock

    Your card has an interesting fresh look to it. I like it. Your page looks really cool. Thanks for the tutorial on this. I think purple works really well on this layout.

    November 9, 2013 at 7:07 pm
  • Margie

    Beautiful layout and card!

    November 9, 2013 at 7:15 pm
  • Janis in ID

    LOVE the purple and love emboss resist…..although I have never been brave enough to try it myself! Thanks for the inspiration. I want to give it a shot.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 9, 2013 at 10:46 pm
  • Love the purple and aqua misting. I will try that technique at some point. Your card looks super!

    November 10, 2013 at 3:10 am
  • Triangle trees would be a great way for kids to do cards!
    Your work is so lovely :~)

    November 10, 2013 at 3:36 am
  • Kelly B

    How fun! Definitely trying that on my Christmas cards. Love the triangle tree idea!

    November 10, 2013 at 4:47 am
  • I always forget about this technique. Every time I see it used, I think to myself that it looks so pretty yet so simple I should really try it. Then I forget. Pinning it right now so I don’t forget – again!

    November 10, 2013 at 5:17 am
  • Jackie Edwards

    Super!! Love how you used the triangle paper for trees!! I have used bling on dotty paper but the liquid pearls looks terrific!!

    November 10, 2013 at 7:01 am
  • Really digging the stylised feel of the card.

    November 10, 2013 at 10:09 am
  • Annie

    Love the resist misting technique, thanks for the inspiration! :o)

    November 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm
  • Dawn

    Your layouts are very inspiring and beautiful!

    November 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm
  • I love your misting….and such perfect wintery colours.

    November 10, 2013 at 6:35 pm
  • Miriam Prantner

    Your misting is really gorgeous! I love how it blends together!

    November 10, 2013 at 7:16 pm
  • Love the resist misting, must give this a go.

    November 10, 2013 at 7:23 pm
  • Frances

    Very interesting colour combination. Very attractive. Love your card too!

    November 10, 2013 at 10:17 pm
  • jengd

    Cute pages! At first you scared me with your post title. I thought it essentially meant resist, as in don’t use mist or fussy cutting. I can’t imagine life without fussy cutting. LOL!

    November 11, 2013 at 4:57 am
  • Fabulous misting 🙂

    November 11, 2013 at 3:28 pm
  • Lisa H

    great idea to cut down the misted card and stick it to the background to reduce the warping – looks really effective. I like alternative colours for Christmas. This mix of shades works really well

    November 11, 2013 at 6:47 pm
  • i’ve always liked the effect of mist and clear ink….although i’ve not tried it……..yet!! think you have inspired me to give it a go X

    November 11, 2013 at 8:38 pm
  • I love the colours you’ve used for this one – so so pretty.

    November 11, 2013 at 9:50 pm

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