I’m back with another Christmas card. There’s actually a story behind this one. One of the COTMs I do has a theme of “ribbon” for August. I actually made the last card I posted – the little girl on the swing – intending to send it out; after all, it had a ribbon and a bow. But I decided that just tying a bow doesn’t really fit the “spirit” of a ribbon challenge, and I wanted to try something different.
I knew I wanted to do a die-cut with an array of ribbon showing through, and when I stumbled upon this little circle tag die, I knew I had a winner. ( I do mean “stumbled.” I bought a set of little Sizzix dies at a consignment sale and had totally forgotten about them. They were sitting in a baggie at the bottom of the box that holds all my dies.)
The rest of the card is pretty self explanatory. I die cut the ornament, stamped the pine bough (from Impression-Obsession) in Garden Green and added the sentiment. I taped snippets of ribbon on the back side of the card stock, and the ribbons I had selected ended up being the perfect size the fill the die-cut hole.
The sketch is the current one from Sketch Saturday. Going with a Christmas theme allowed me to use up some Christmas paper snippets, including that plaid that has been hanging around for years. I’m pretty sure that’s the last snippet of it – I had to trim one edge to get rid of a torn bit and used the rest of it here.
I am entering this card in these challenges:
Loves Rubberstamps #115– use stripes
Pixie’s Snippet Playground #136 – use snippets
Just us Girls #252 – use ribbon
Word Art Wednesday #144 – anything goes
Papertake Weekly – Anything goes.