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20/12/2016

Nordic style forest and chrimbly counting 20

A French style enamelled number plate in the middle of a native wild flower meadow on a small island.

Nordic Style Forest

You will need ...
Card - any colour - I chose ice blues, charcoal greys and duck egg blues
Scissors
Pen/pencil
Glue
G*L*I*T*T*E*R (comes with the same health warning as yesterday)
1. On a scrap piece of paper folded in half, draw a simple tree shape, the trees I made are approximately 10cm tall 
2.Cut your template out, lie on to your card, draw around and cut out the segments
3. Each tree needs three sections
4.Once you have cut three tree shapes, fold each one in half
5. Glue the outside of one half of one tree shape - see photo above right
6. Stick a second tree shape to the gluey half of the first tree, hold tight until dry
7. Turn over and add glue to both halves of your tree
8. Take the third and final tree section and stick to the gluey halves. Hold tight to dry
9. Stand the tree on it's base and smile coz suddenly you have a Nordic style tree right in front of you!
10. Repeat the exercise varying the shades of the trees until you have a little forest sprouting up before your very eyes
11.  I used pinking shears on two of the trees to give them added interest, leaving the other two plain
12. Do you add glitter? I did, I still had the twinkly stuff everywhere left over from yesterday's post, so it seemed churlish not to use it up and just go the whole glittery hog!
I'm glad I did :)


If you have been inspired by my tutorial, 
please could you be so kind to link back to my blog
I would love to see your little Nordic trees :)

Linking with Julie's Advent

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9 comments:

  1. I think this would be a great idea as a homemade Christmas card, and possibly one even I could achieve. Of course, glitter, always glitter and plenty of it! 🎄 X

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  2. Another lovely idea

    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  3. They are so effective, really pretty. I would most certainly use glitter!

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  4. What a fab idea, thanks for sharing xx

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  5. Oh yes, that is something even I could do. Definitely glitter. Take care.

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  6. The overall grey shades in your photographs give a very Nordic forest effect. Very pretty. Yes, glitter and plenty of it...revenge for all the glitter we somehow received each Christmas when boys were younger and made their cards!! xx

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  7. What lovely trees! Must buy some glitter and then make a big mess.

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  8. You have had so many great craft ideas!!! I love this!!!

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