Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bow Challenged!

Over on the Waltzingmouse Stamps Forum, Lynn challenged us to use a big bow on our card for the Christmas Card Challenge in June. I am definitely bow challenged. I even used a bow maker to help me out here, and still this bow was fighting me every step of the way. It is wide and slippery and even as I was taking a photo it seemed to be moving on me. And the ends are fraying right before my eyes! Sorry, Lynn, but I will only be making one of these! It makes me even more in awe of gals like Mona and Becca who make gorgeous bows with (seeming) ease.

I stamped with Sta-zon Metallic Copper on acetate and then backed the ornament with a purple die cut and then folded designer paper inside to line it. The mini ornament hangs straight in the center even though the bow was pulling it slightly askew in this photo. I am tempted to add a sentiment to the lower front right of this card, but I am still thinking about it.

I just discovered a new Christmas Card Challenge online and have entered this now in the Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenge to use a die cut in my card.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

More Christmas

I have made more cards for the monthly Christmas Card Challenge on the Waltzingmouse Forum.

For Waltzingmouse the April theme was SNOW.

The May theme was TREES. For the cards below, I used two different Fancy Tags dies from Spellbinders to create the frame for the Labels 18 stamped image.