The new Tree Of Life die set from John Next Door lends itself to much more than card making. I love making 3D projects and this was perfect to use with the Stepped Lantern for a seasonal terrarium.
Using Kraft card I cut four trees and folded each one in half. The next step was to glue the trees together in pairs.
While the trees were drying I cut the Stepped Lantern in acetate, with a black card base and assembled it.
To get the tree to stand up and stay strong I added two thin strips of Kraft card to the bottom of the trunk before gluing the two sides together to form a complete tree.
For Spring I die cut lots of pink flowers with one of the dies in the set, shaped them and glued them all over a quarter of the tree. I didn't add leaves as many trees flower before any leaves appear.
The next section was Summer, a healthy covering of green leaves in several shades, all shaped and glue onto the branches.
For Winter I used some flock and a little Flowersoft, both in white.
I cut a base to go inside the lantern and made a slit in the centre. I passed the extra tabs on the bottom of the tree through the slit and glued them on the underside, I also added glue around the trunk on the right side of the base.
Once the glue was dry and the tree was firm on it's base I inked, with green, the half that was under Spring and Summer. Using some flock and Flowersoft from my stash I decorated the 'ground', adding fallen leaves to Autumn and snow to Winter.
Die cut ivy was then used on the top to add some interest to the outside.
I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft - #3 Anything Goes
Classic Design - #3 Anything Goes
Daisy Chain - #61 Use Dies
Happy Little Stampers with Dies - Anything Goes with Dies
Love To Craft - #67 Anything Goes
The Four Seasons - Anything Goes Spring
Gem Of A Craft - #6 Anything Goes