It's the Christmas season, that means we have to come up with fresh scrapbook layouts for the holidays!
On this tip, I'll show you how to create a set of blissful and snowy trees that is a perfect scrapbook background for the Christmas season!
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The materials that you'll need are the following: plastic sheet, three colors of distress oxides, crepe paper, card stock, and pop up dots.
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To kick things off, we will first create a Christmas tree stencil. I'm using this piece of plastic sheet which is a leftover from some of my stamp set packages.
Using a craft knife, I cut out a Christmas tree shape on the plastic sheet. Remember that we will be using this as a stencil, so avoid making other cuts or marks on the negative part of the plastic.
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Next, get your distress oxides. I'm using about three different colors for this project.
Position your stencil on top of your cardstock and start inking it up. Create a beautiful blend of colors by mixing the three colors as seen below. Just move the stencil around and keep making the colorful trees.
Once you have the beautiful cluster of Christmas trees, let's create some separate ones on another card stock. This time, I'm going to ink it with just one color. I'm also making it darker and more saturated so it'll stand out from the cluster we made earlier.
So I created three Christmas trees for each of the color we used in the blend. Now, using a scissor, cut the shapes out carefully.
Ink up the edges to make it appear more full in color. Details are important!
Now, get some crepe paper or Japanese paper. We'll add it to our layout and will serve as some sort of hill for our trees to stand on.
Just draw a hill-like shape and cut it with a scissor. You can then adhere it at the bottom of your page as seen below.
Let's start adding our individual trees to the layout. Using some pop up dots, I just placed them around the page where the space made sense.
By using a pop up dot, our trees will stick out more and have a dimension effect. It just looks absolutely fantastic sitting alongside the lighter-colored trees!
To complete the look, let's add the snowy effect in our trees! I'm just using some white paint to put on the snow on the hills and the trees. Don't overdo it so we don't hide our lovely blended colors!
And that's it! You have a layout perfect for the Christmas season! All you need to do is add your photo!
You can have your photo sit anywhere on the page, but I placed mine at the center of the trees. It really looks lovely and wonderful!