Sunday, February 22, 2015

Here we go a-washi-ing among the leaves so green...

The Jingle Belles challenge is to make a Christmas card using washi tape. I thought about rushing out to try to find some Christmas washi tape but then I remembered my firm resolve to use stuff I already have!! I knew that I had purchased several rolls of washi tape a couple years ago and never used them but couldn't for the life of me remember where I put them. I found them, 4 rolls in all, in a box of ribbon scraps. They're not traditional Christmas colors or design so I went for a funky unconventional look. I cut the tape into irregular pieces and scrapped them together in a quasi-Christmas tree shape. I started out trying to make the tree look symmetrical but found that I liked the cattywampus look better.

Here's my first card:


I am submitting to the following challenges:

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge Non-traditional colors
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges #12 Anything goes
CHNC Extra Anything goes

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Shaping up to be a great year!

Utter disbelief re NBC's Brian Williams, reportedly the most popular anchor in the coveted 26 to 54 age demographic. I don't believe one under the age of 60 watches network news.

But I do know that few things are more satisfying than creating a new Christmas card and so I made this one for the Jingle Belles Shape up for the New Year challenge. Any shape will do, as long as it's not a square or rectangle.

I die cut my Spellbinders Nestabilities Layered Poinsettias out of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core card stock and sanded them with an emery board to add definition. There was a little bit of gold ink on one of the dies that transferred to the paper but I thought it looked okay so I left it. A little baker's twine and a smallish Stampin' Up sentiment completed the card. BTW, I am crazy about this set of 25 little wood block stamps I found on Ebay, copyright 1999! I can't wait to try them all out.

The card was actually pretty easy to make and I liked the end result!

I am also submitting this to the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge C is for Colorful!
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Anything Goes Every Month!