This card is for the Bah Humbug Challenge Blog, of which I am lucky enough to be a guest designer.
This week’s challenge was to create something using Christmas Stockings as the theme, and Boy did I have to think long and hard about it.
I come up with the following, I started by thinking about what techniques have I learnt but don’t very often use, and one of the techniques was Iris folding…. Now I will admit, I love doing Iris folding as I find it peaceful but it does take me a while to get used to the card once it is made up, this card took me nearly three full days to actually like it.
To create the card I used a free template from Circle of Crafters, of a Christmas stocking, now to try and make it slightly different I went for more contemporary colours for the card, and fell in love with the papers I used. The actual card base is a plain white A4 card folded in half to create a A5 card base. The papers were added to the base, along with a strip of purple card that was cut using a rough scalloped cutter on my guillotine. Purple organza ribbon was added to the card and a bow was tied at the end. The topper is as said a Irish folded Christmas Stocking, before I started the Irish folding aspect of the card, I ran the topper through my Cuttlebug and used a Holly Cuttlebug embossing folder. The edge of the stocking was bordered using a gold peel off and the top of the stocking was created using cotton wool that was stuck down, and then using stickles glue and my finger I glittered the cotton wool up to create a dimension to the stocking (and Christmas stockings always seem to have fluffy tops) the card has a simple greeting of “Winter Wishes” and finally to finish the card I have added four pink gems one to each corner of the stocking topper, to give it that extra bit of bling.
The Wool and Stocking
This card is entered into the Bah Humbug Challenge Blog – however this is as a guest designer.
A4 White Card Stock
Baking papers – Pinks/Greens/Blue/ Browns
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Holly Embossing Folder
Gold Peel Offs
Four Pink Gems
Well that is the card, hope the information helps you to recreate the card, and please feel free to leave me any comments good or bad, I won’t be offended.
Hugs for now