I started with some handmade paper triangles which I created a long while back when I was regularly making handmade paper. I created them on a spare screen sitting on my mould and used a baster to add the paper pulp which allowed me to include a lot of texture. I chose to let them dry naturally which preserved all the details I had created instead of couching them. They were needing a bit of touch up in colour so I colourwashed them with green acrylic paint and I dried them with my heat gun. Worked very well!!
I added a garland using various fibers and stitching and used sequins to simulate ornaments. They are all different but I generally used the same sketch which worked well with the size of the "tree".
For this one I used red rick rack which I positioned with glue dots and a few dots of white glue in strategic locations. I added large gold sequins using glue dots and overlapped them over the rick rack garlans. I adhered the tree to the background paper and added the gold star brad. I adhered this large element to a red card front and added a laser printed layered punchie greeting on the top right hand corner.
It was great to use up these little trees and get some Christmas cards made!! I have a few more ideas so hopefully this month I will get caught up.