I have LOTS of scraps of the rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique from all of the projects I have made over the years, and they are just too pretty to throw out. I wanted to try and use up some of those scraps on a Christmas Tree card. Many of these scraps are too small to cut a shape out of, so this is a perfect project for using up scraps!
My inspiration came from the scrap Christmas tree cards I have seen on Pinterest. Most of these use up scraps of cardstock, but I wanted to apply the same idea using the rhinestone sticker sheets.
I started by pulling out my pile of scraps. Then I grabbed the kraft corrugated paper roll from Little B. I thought the texture of this paper roll would be perfect for the trunk of the tree on the cards.
Then I just started to cut strips of the rhinestone sticker sheets in random lengths and stack them on top of each other. This starts to build a tree shape.
Then I added the corrugated paper for the tree trunk. I hit the edges of the piece with a dark brown marker to give it even more depth and make the texture pop.
When I got to the top I stamped a little star and colored it in with a yellow glitter marker.
I forgot to mention . . . the back of the corrugated paper already has adhesive on it. Just peel off the backing and stick . . . EASY!
So, I had to experiment to find the right placement and layout for the card. This one I think I did not make the difference between the yellow and light green dramatic enough and I ended up needing 7 layers to make my tree shape. By the time I got to the top there was no room for the star.
So I played around with the layers and colors and here are the variations that I ended up with . . .
The one with too many layers, so it did not have a star . . .
This one had room for the star and uses a different color for every layer . . .
Then I decided to just use two colors
Pink and Lime Green
Yellow and Tiffany Blue
My favorite part about these cards is the way those rhinestones sparkle!
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