Saturday, August 13, 2016

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Did you realize it's only 19 weeks until Christmas?  Have you started your holiday card stash?

I love making holiday cards all year long, and one of my favorite things to do is use adhesive Swirl Bling to decorate a Christmas Tree.

I start by die-cutting a Christmas Tree.  Since the Swirl Bling is on a clear sheet, you can lay it on top of the tree to see how the various swirls are going to fit.

Next I start performing Swirl Bling Surgery by cutting apart the individual swirls to fit my tree.

When I'm done, it looks something like this.

Every one I make is different, so it's fun to see how it will all come together.

I added a clear square jewel to the top of the tree for a *star*.

You can also decorate your tree with pearls ... the effect is a bit more muted, but still very elegant.  This tree features Gold Pearl Swirl Bling with a Champagne Gem for the star.

Here's another view.

And one last look at the cards side-by-side.

I hope I've inspired you to try decorating your own holiday trees.

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