TSTR #41

Sunday, December 26, 2010

It's so hard to believe that Christmas is over.  We're, really, trying to steal every last minute we can, together, as a family, before BJ has to go back to work, tomorrow.  Then, I'll have plenty of Christmas pictures to share, but I wanted to take a moment, today, to show you a  pretty, little, Christmas card, that I made for my in-laws.  And I'm so sorry, in advance, because I do have one more, to show you all, tomorrow, as well; but then, that'll be the last of the Christmas cards for this year, ya'll.
I started this card by adhering a piece of black, polka dot, patterned paper to a piece of red, floral, patterned paper; glittering the polka dots on the black, patterned paper; machine stitching a red-threaded, straight-stitch frame around their edges; and adhering them to the Ruby Red, cardstock, card face.
I, then adhered the die-cut house near the left edge of the prepped pieces described above; wrapped a length of crinkled, white, seam binding ribbon, around the card face, between the two, patterned papers; and tied it, in a dressy bow, just left of center.  (A couple of you have asked for a tutorial on this ribbon technique.  It's in the works!  Yihoo!  Please be patient with me.)
To the right of the bow, I adhered, with dimensionals, a hand cut, from Crumb Cake cardstock, heart, which had, also, been stamped, in Ruby Red ink, with the text print; distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; and white embossed with the Scandinavian, bird image.
Finally, the bow was embellished with a Cricut-cut, from Very Vanilla cardstock, tag, which was stamped, in Ruby Red ink, with the "a very merry Christmas to you" sentiment; distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; and in turn, dressed up with a Pure Poppy button, laced with Baker's Twine, as well as a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on Whisper White cardstock, holly image, which was colored with Old Olive and Ruby Red inks and a blender pen, glittered, and hand cut out.
My inspiration, for this card, came from The Shabby Tea Room's Week #41: Scandinavian Christmas.
So excited, to tell you all, too, that this card was up on the CREATE: Blog, last Thursday, for Paige's Christmas Cards Without Red and Green Challenge.  Thanks so much, Paige!  Be sure to go check out all the beautiful creations, and enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend, ya'll!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Northern Hearts, Best Yet, & Holiday Tag Team (SU); La Letter (Hero Arts) Paper: Ruby Red, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, & Whisper White (SU); all patterned (Jenni Bowlin) Ink: Ruby Red & Old Olive (SU); Jet Black (StazOn); VersaMark); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: red thread & sewing machine; white embossing powder (Ranger); George & Basic Shapes, Cricut cartridge (Provo Craft); Dazzling Diamonds & blender pen (SU); die-cut house (Jenni Bowlin); Pure Poppy button (PTI); Baker's Twine (Country Clean Paper Supplies); white, seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop)


Andrea Ewen said...

Very pretty Jinny! All you'd have to do is change out the sentiment and you've got yourself a Valentine's card! A wonderfully versatile design! Great work!

Mary J said...

Really gorgeous, lovin' you style!

Mary J

Ann said...

Oooh, love that ribbon with the twine! Gorgeous!

Hope your holiday was FABULOUS! :D

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jinny!!! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Laurie said...

Ok....WOW! You know first of all...my fave color combo! Next? That bow is fantastic!!! Love the text in the heart! Just a beautiful card all around! Love it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Jinny, this is a terrific card, and I see that you've gotten in the top 3 at TSTR for this! Congrats!