Good Saturday morning.  I love making old-fashioned Christmas projects using pine, berries and twigs. Earlier this week I posted a tag with a tree in a snowy moonlight scene.  I used pieces the Impression Obsession Wide Tree to add extra dimension with limbs and branches to the main tree in the scene.  There is a natural rounded curve to the branches on the Wide Tree and I was inspired to try my hand at making a wreath with it.  You may have purchased this die for Halloween projects as it makes a perfect spooky tree. I thought I would share a few step by step pictures of how I created my wreath to give you an another idea for the die. 

KC Impression Obsession Wide Tree 1 right

Impression Obsession Dies, Wide Tree


I started by cutting five trees using kraft cardstock and applying vintage photo ink with a ColorBox stylus  and foam tip.


I added dimension to the branches by molding them lightly using my stylus and molding pad.


I cut the bottom of the main trunk off right at the point where the tree starts it’s rounded curve.


I die cut a circle that is about 1 3/4” across and cut the outer edge off with deckle scissors for a natural more natural look.  I attached the tree sections around the base with glossy accents and overlapping to fill in the branches of the wreath.



When I was ready to attach the last section of tree I lifted the branches of the first tree attached and tucked the bottom edge of the last tree  in under so it would be totally covered. Whew!  That was a hart sentence to write so I hope it made sense.


Here’s the finished wreath.

KC Impression Obsession Wide Tree 1 center

I decorated the wreath with a couple pieces of Holly Branch  with red berries made using a 1/8” circle punch,  pine pieces from the Pine Pair and finished with a simple red multi loop bow.

KC Impression Obsession Wide Tree 1 left

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend. 

Card size:  5.25” square