Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Origami Christmas Tree

Yesterday Jules posted a brilliant tutorial on how to make an origami Christmas tree, which had been taught to her by a lady called Jo Unwin (for whom unfortunately I don't have a link.) I couldn't wait to try it, and here's the card I made with it.

I used one of the big (8" x8") square cards from Craftwork Cards for the base and stamped it with an Elusive Images stamp from the Grungy Brocade set. The patterned papers, including the one I made the tree with, and the sentiment, are all from the Artylicious Season's Greetings CDrom from Graphicus. The three little snowflakes were punched with a freebie punch which came with the December 2010 issue of Papercraft Inspirations magazine. Now, one might suppose that magazine freebies are not usually of the best quality, until one realises that this punch is made by Tonic Studios, and it actually works really well, as you can see by the detail.

I was very pleased with how the tree turned out, thanks to Jules's clear instructions, so if you fancy having a go too, hop over to Jules's blog and try it out.


Jules said...

Hi Lynne

Oh wow!! Your tree turned out beautifully - such gorgeous paper too. True Christmas tree colours.

Great layout, papers and embellishments to go alongside too.

That free punch has made some lovely snowflakes .. .. great gift!

Sadly I don't have a link for Jo Unwin either. I did try to find one but couldn't.

Thank you for linking your lovely card for everyone to see.

Love Jules xx

Lisa Jane said...

Fabulous tree Lynn
I love those colours and papers
Lisa ;)

brenda said...

Beautiful colour choice and combination Lynne, worked really well.

B x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great card Lynne, I love those big 8 x 8 cards, they are such a good size. lovely choice of papers and colours you have used here, off to check out the instructions now, Judith xx

lisa said...

It's a gorgeous card Lynne. I saw Jules' tutorial too and it reminded me my MIL taught me how to make these many moons ago. I'd forgotten all about them.
I love the EI paper you've used for yours, it looks very luxurious.
Hugs Lisax

chris said...

HI Lynne, saw this yesterday and like you I wanted to have a go, though i didnt take the bull by the horns so to speak, wish I had as this is so gorgeous.
love the layout with the mound, hugs chris xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oooo Lynne this is brilliant what a wonderful design and colours, I love that tree, I can't wait to try it you have chosen the perfect papers to use for it.
Lorraine x

Sally H said...

This is beautiful! I love the greens. I must have a go soon!

Lesley said...

Hi Lynne, sorry I haven't visited for a while - trying to get back into everything! Beautiful card, I love the colours! xx

magic boxes said...

Love this card!

Fabulous colours and what a clever tree, I'll have to have a go.

Elaine x