So far, I have been able to meet my own challenge of making a Christmas card a week! This week’s is very simple, as I have a busy day ahead. As I was sitting in church today, the lady in front of me had a pretty sweater on, and on the back was stitched a pine cone and branches within a little square of cross stitches. I wondered how I could recreate that into a card, so this is what I came up with:
I admit, it is pretty simple….there are a few layers but other than the image itself and the dry embossed panel, it’s a plain Jane! I embossed the panel by running a piece of thin cardboard through my BigShot with a rectangle Nestie:
If you don’t have a Nestability, just cut a rectangle or square with a craft knife. I then stamped my entire image in Handsome Hunter, then colored just the pinecone with a Chocolate Chip marker. I flipped the image over and used Dotto to adhere it to the top of the cardboard, centering the design over the cut-out area. I was too lazy to pull out my light table, so I just put it up to the window and with my stylus, embossed the areas that had no stamping; I left the stamped areas un-embossed. I did sponge a little Creamy Caramel ink on the raised area, just to give it some definition. I mounted it on some mats, then on my Very Vanilla card and added my sentiment from Many Merry Messages. Some frosty glitter, and it was done! I hope you are inspired to make some cards for your 2010 Christmas stash too!