Happy Tuesday, We R fans, Laura here today! I am excited to be sharing this fun Christmas tree card you can make easily with the Tear Guides that are part of the new Basic Tools that have recently been released.
I started by choosing some papers from the DCWV All About Christmas Stack. I love using papers from a paper pad because it is effortless to create a cohesive project that looks wonderful.
I alternated between the two sides of the zigzag tear guide, tearing some of the papers with the large zigzag and some with the small zigzag. Lay the tear guide on your paper, and then pull the paper at a 45 degree angle to the guide.
Go slow, and if you are using paper that is hard to tear, you can use the special water pen that comes with the guides. I found when tearing using the small side, it helped to have a little more paper to grab to get a cleaner edge.
Once I had torn each of the papers I wanted to use, I trimmed them all to about 1 ½ inch by 5 inch strips using my paper trimmer. I attached the torn layers using my Sticky Thumb adhesive.
Then, I used my paper trimmer to create a triangle shape with the attached strips of paper. This created my Christmas tree.
I used a coordinating paper to create a card base for my tree. I attached the tree to the card base using adhesive foam dots.
Since the patterned paper is only one sided, the inside of my card was white and blank. I used one of the sentiments I found in the paper pack and cut it out. I adhered it to one of the patterned papers I used for the tree on the front.
Then, using the ½” layer guide, I trimmed the patterned paper to create a perfect ½ inch border around the sentiment card. I repeated this process with a second sheet of patterned paper. Then, I attached the whole thing inside the card.
The tear guides make it easy to add some texture to your designs. There are three different guides that come in the pack – zigzag, wave, and deckle. These are so fun to use to add some dimension to your project.