Monday, August 20, 2012
Home Spun Christmas
As I mentioned in an earlier post several months ago, I do NOT sew. There was a short period in my life when I attempted the feat, but that was quite a while ago. About five years ago, I made my granddaughter some little aprons which she requested, but only after purchasing a pattern that was actually labeled "Sewing for Dummies." I believe Simplicity patterns carries that line which gives step-by-step, photo instructions. Ahem, I am getting a bit off-track. My point here is you will not find a lot of material residing in my craft room.
The DT of a challenge blog of which I am a member were asked to make a card which included fabric. I cannot share the card I made for the challenge as it won't go live for another week; however, in attempting to locate fabric in my craft room for my DT sample (I ended up having to go buy some), I did find a snippet of the home spun looking material that I used as my bow on the above card. Home spun definitely didn't work for my DT card, but after all the search, I felt I just HAD to use the bit of fabric I did have; thus, the above card.
My beautiful little Santa image is a digi stamp from Robyn's Fetish. It was printed off to Cryogen white card and colored with my faithful Copic markers. My round sentiment is a LOTV stamp. Construction was kept simple, and I actually used an A2 card base (a size I've not used in ages). The A2 size is about 4.25" x 5.5". I usually work with a larger format, but the A2 was a perfect size for this card.
I kept everything pretty simple. The base is kraft card. There is a layer of cranberry red card (Close to My Heart) and then a layer of DP (Christmas paper that I've had for at least 4 years). I matted my image and the sentiment with green card for a little contrast. I added the corners which I punched using my SU Paper Shaper punch and then I added my bow.
I made the bow by tearing a strip of the home spun cotton. I tied the bow and then snipped the ends into the double points. I attached the bow using glue dots. I wanted something strong, but didn't want to use any wet glue which would have soaked into the fabric, so good, heavy glue dots were the ticket.
And there you go. Another Christmas card to add to my slowly growing stash - maybe, just maybe I'll have enough completed come December!
http://52cct.blogspot.com/2012/08/august-2012-theme-challenge.html - Here Comes Santa Clause
http://challengeupyourlife.blogspot.com/ - Christmas in Summer
http://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes (Final Challenge/blog closing)
http://craftyannschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Christmas in August
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/challenge-121-use-digi-8192012.html - use a digi stamp
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com/ - Song (Santa Clause is Coming to Town)