How to Create a Palm Tree
Palm trees are perfect for every paradise. They’re fun to add to any summer scrapbook page whether you’re scrapbooking a tropical vacation or a luau. With a combination of the My Oasis A la carte and the doodle sheet from the Flamazing set, your palm trees will be more lush and detailed for all of your tropical layouts. Follow these simple instructions and learn how to create a palm tree. You’ll want create an entire island of palm trees!
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You only need 2 designer templates for your palm tree. My Oasis is a beloved A la carte that makes any tropical creation your own personal paradise. Flamazing from the Tropical Vibes Paper Crafting Kit has a doodle sheet that was specifically designed to coordinate with My Oasis to help you make all your palm trees luscious and detailed.
The Flamazing template set not only has a doodle sheet that will enhance your palm trees, but also pieces that will add a tropical beachy vibe to any summer layout. There are 5 Flamazing Templates:
- Leafy Branch (4.3”x2.7”)
- Toucan (1.7”x2.9”)
- Flamingo (2.1”x2.4”)
- Doodle Sheet (4”x4”)
- Large Leaf (5.2”x5.5”)
This palm tree A la carte adds luscious shade to your tropical layouts. It layers well along the edges of your photos, so it’s easy to incorporate into your own personal oasis. The doodle sheet in Flamazing also has details that are all designed to dress up My Oasis, like leaves and coconuts.
How to Create a Palm Tree
Step 1: Trace the Base
Trace out the base of your palm tree using My Oasis. You will want to trace and cut out the entire template because you will be adhering the additional elements on top of this base, and it is easier to have a single base to move around your layout rather than trying to piece together all your pieces later.
Depending on the vibe you’re going for, the paper you use for the base can be a fun pattern like in the photo, or it can be a tan or brown textured paper to make it look like the trunk of a palm tree. You can also trace an additional piece for the island ground to make it look like sand and differentiate it from the palm tree trunk.
Step 2: Trace the Leaf Base
Step 3: Trace More Luscious Leaves
Trace out the additional palm leaves from the doodle sheet from Flamazing. Do as many palm leaves as you want to make your tree as full and luscious as you wish. Remember that you can flip your template over to get palm leaves going in different directions. If you need more variety of leaf shapes, you can also use the leaves from Flamazing #1, the branch with leaves.
The paper you use for these leaves can be the same that you used for the leaf base in step 2, or it can be a complimentary color to add more variety.
Step 4: Trace Out Coconuts
Trace out several coconuts from the doodle sheet. 2 or 3 is a good number for the ones up in the tree. You can even cut out a couple extra to set down at the base of your palm tree to look like they’ve fallen from the branches. Yellows, tans, and textured browns are a good kind of paper to use, but you can use any color that fits your tropical vibes.
Step 5: Cut, Ink, Replace
Cut, Ink, and Adhere your extra palm leaves and coconuts to the My Oasis base. When you’re adding the extra palm leaves, you may want to curl them slightly so that they stand off the page. This adds an extra level of dimension to your tropical pages. You may also want to simply adhere the leaves at the base in the center of the leaves. The ends of these leaves are easily hidden by the coconuts nestled in the middle of all the lush greenery.
Step 6: Adhere to Your Project
Adhere the finished palm tree to your tropical layout. Your perfect palm tree will add a fun frame when you layer it along the edge of your photos. It can also cast shade over your journaling. If you have a two page layout, you might even want to add a second palm tree to your other page to add balance and framing to your layout.
Do you love the paper you’ve seen in this tutorial? Why wouldn’t you? The bright colors and vibrant patterns are gorgeous! It all comes from the Tropical Vibes Paper Crafting Kit. The entire kit also comes with the Flamazing template set that you can use to enhance your My Oasis palm tree! So when you want to add a Tropical Vibe to any of your memories, like summer vacations, luaus, beach days, or pool afternoons, this paper crafting kit will be your beloved go to paper.
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