I am, of course, working on Christmas cards so that's pretty much what is going to be seen from me for awhile. This card work's for the Waltzingmouse Stamps forum February Christmas Card challenge--to use something lying around your workspace. The sentiment banner I used had already been diecut and inked up... I just stamped the sentiment! Definitely like the idea of having these all prepped and ready for cards...
I started by diecutting 3 green circles and a partial burgundy with my Grand Nestabilities. Can not recommend these enough!! Even though I have a Cricut... I just have a hard time pulling it out and going through all the necessary steps... I inked and stamped the snowflakes and then stamped and gold heat embossed the (what I call) Victorian strips. I used a bit of adhesive and then zig-zag stitched the pieces together. I probably should have left it at that but I attempted circle sewing since I had fairly good success with it before. Um, not so much this time. I tried to even things out with a 2nd attempt and then decided to make it look purposefully "messy" with a 3rd. Didn't quite work, but I'm still okay with the outcome. ;)
I stamped, cut out and blinged the holly with Stickles and Sakura Stardust gel pen. I'll be entering this into Lily Pad Cards bling challenge. Too easy!
Simon Says Stamp's weekly challenge is to use punches or dies... I love my dies!!
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- Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey Ink), random white
- Stamps: Seasons of Love - Tags, Very Vintage Christmas (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
- Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Forest Moss (plus banner inks--probably Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain) Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger), Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey Ink)
- Dies: Grand Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders) plus Tattered Borders (Tim Holtz Sizzix)
- Other Tools: sewing machine/thread, Burgundy Stickles (Ranger), Stardust gel pen (Sakura), gold embossing powder (Filigree)