I did brave it long enough down in the very cold lower studio the other day to whip up a few cards. One was for the www.alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.ca challenge to make a Christmas card. This week’s challenge was to make a country charm themed card with some stitching. Well, this is what I came up with.
The brown background paper and stamp are from Stampin’ Up. The rest is from my over-flowing-not-going-down-very-fast stash! I borrowed this stamp from my friend last year and stamped it several times. I coloured this one with Tombow markers, blended with water. I scribble the markers on a piece of plastic and then use a wet paint brush to paint with it. I did the stitching on the brown paper before gluing it to the card base and the stitching on the stamped panel was done before gluing it to the card base. The rectangles were die cut with the Spellbinder’s Create-A-Card set which I use all the time now. The long skinny rectangle was just a piece of left over red that was run through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and then white ink was brushed over the top of the snowflakes. It needed buttons so I tied a few buttons with embroidery floss and added them. I don’t know if this qualifies for the challenge but it is one more Christmas card done!
Happy Saturday everyone! If your area does the Daylight Savings time bit, don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour tonight….which means we lose an hour’s sleep!