Happy Monday, y'all! I trust that those of you who live right here in the United States had a wonderful, holiday weekend! Ours was just right and packed with all kinds of activity. I'll post pics tomorrow, but until then, I have a pretty, little, shabby number to share with you all. Enjoy!
I started this card by trimming the bottom of a piece of vintage, advertisement, patterned paper with a strip of woodgrain, patterned paper; decking out their bottom left corner with a portion of a white, paper doily; ink distressing their edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; adhering them to the Pink Pirouette, cardstock, card face; and machine stitching, with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches, around their combined edges and, with white-threaded, straight stitches, the length of their connection. I then stamped the top right corner, in Pretty ink Pink ink, with a fancy flourish; used a gelly roll pen to add a little shine; and finished it off with a trio of clear gemstones.
A length of pink, polka dot fabric was then wrapped, vertically, around the left half of the card face; tied, in a bow, near the top edge of the card face; and embellished with a pink button, laced with a couple of hemp twine bows, as well as a couple of snowflake charms.
The tree and girl silhouettes were then stamped, in Pretty in Pink ink, on ink distressed, Oatmeal, cardstock die cuts; glittered; and adhered, with foam tape, in their respective locations, near the base of the card face. The right side of the tree was trimmed with a pink-framed label,which I stamped, in Jet Black ink, with "PEACE" and "JOY". Finally, I hand cut a banner from vellum; stamped it, in Jet Black ink, with the "HANG A shining STAR UPON THE HIGHEST BOUGH" sentiment; and folded it, around the stamped, silhouette images, to create a banner.