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I probably should have warned you about the sweetness level of this card, since it is pretty high. Everything on the card except the sentiment stamp (from Verve) and the actual swing is a Silhouette die cut. I used "autumn tree branch" multiple times for the tree, welding them together and cutting them out (the tree is about 8 inches tall). I used PTI dark chocolate for the card base, and cut out the empty space, leaving about a one-inch strip down the right side and a quarter inch strip along the bottom to which I attached the tree and grass (probably should have taken a picture, but I'm sure you get the idea).
Then I cut out the leaves. I actually placed them where I wanted them in the Silhouette studio, then cut them all out in their places (instead of just copying 50 leaves and cutting them out in a line). Then I could use the negative portion of the paper to help place the leaves where I had planned. I spread some Elmer's glue onto a piece of wax paper and carefully used a foam brush to dot the back of each leave and adhere it. I have a newfound love for Elmer this weekend. It dries quick and it stays! I'm sure Elmer feels sad that he doesn't get as much love in the paper crafting world as he should.
The girl was a silhouette on a swing already, so I edited out the swing portion and cut her out. Then I scored her knees and attached her to the swing (which is a rectangle scored and folded into a box), then curved her a bit so she'd sit back in the swing. I punched two holes in the swing and used Twinery twine to tie it to the tree. I used scor-tape on the back of her hands so she could hold the "ropes." I also added a little bow because every girl needs a bow. Paper used: American Crafts brown and green, SU Sweet Slumber, October Afternoon 5 & Dime, and Echo Park Springtime.
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