I can't believe it's taken me so long to share this with you!
Back in May, I went to a family wedding and wanted to present the lovely newleyweds with something they could treasure. We had been to a wedding in April where guests were asked to use an ink pad to put a fingerprint on a large print of a tree. I thought this was a lovely idea. I looked into so called 'fingerprint trees' and it turns out you can purchase prints and kits etc but of course, I decided to make my own.
I used a die cut shape to draw around at different angles to create the branches and tried to be symmetrical. I also stamped their family name into the trunk before colouring the whole thing in. I popped the tree into a frame and provided one colour ink pad.
At the wedding, I knew it was an opportunity for friends and family to contribute to this and luckily, the couple were a laid back and didn't mind the uncouthness of my telling them what the gift was JUST in case they wanted it out late in the day with their guest book. It was never my intention for it to happen like that, I thought they might ask friends and family over time as they visited their home but it just happened to be the perfect opportunity at the wedding. The groom had seen this before and suggested everyone write their name in their fingerprint too so although I haven't seen the finished tree I imagine it was well filled with lots of lovely coloured 'leaves' with guest names.
Maybe I will get an opportunity to share a photo of the tree now at a later date :-)
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(Look....here is a picture of the completed tree :-) )