For this card, I chose the “Merriest Trees” Bundle. Absolutely love the different sized “tree” dies along with the stitched tag and “garland” for the tree! This particular card was made by my ladies back east at a Holiday Stamp Camp along with my other group that is spread out between Maryland, Florida and Wisconsin! This card features the “fractured” card technique which appears difficult, but is actually quite easy! HERE is a previous card I made with this technique.

Merriest Trees Bundle

For this card, I used the “Joy of Christmas” DSP for my background. I also cut out the “tree” in my focal point from this piece of DSP. After assembling the card, you would never know there’s a “tree shaped” hole in the DSP! I used the stitched square from the “Stylish Shapes” Dies to add a bit of texture to the card. I cut the garland and star image from a piece of “White Glimmer Paper” from my stash. This touch adds just a bit of sparkle!

On my first card attempt, I had the size of the focal square too large. This detracted from the “fractured” look of the card. Using a smaller focal point allows the “tree” to spread out and also adds interest. My white card stock strips are 1/4″ wide and attached with “Liquid Glue”. I trimmed down the 1/4″ strips to the edge of the DSP and card stock layer. Then, I placed the entire front layer of the card up on “Dimensionals”. A super cute and easy card featuring the “fractured” card technique!