Rushing into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge a bit last minute - where this week's theme is to add ribbon and/or a bow. Bit up my street that one :)
- a white DL card
- SU's 'Always Artichoke' card stock
- a Christmas card from 2012. I chopped it across where the image and pattern met, then chopped some of the rather expansive white background off above the image as it seemed unbalanced to me. After attaching the two pieces of the chopped up Christmas card to the green background I was left (deliberately) with a gap of about quarter of an inch between the two parts - but me had plans for that :)
- then stuck a snippet of red card across the gap and added red velvet ribbon (salvaged from a Christmas gift bag). The red card was to hide the fact that, despite being velvet, the pattern from the card stock showed through - obviously not your top notch velvet then!
- then wrapped red organza ribbon over the velvet, made an organza bow using the bow maker and stuck that on with hot glue - which promptly fell off! Out came the bottle of 'Hi-Tack Glue' to the rescue
I did discover that it's easy to get the crossing over/tying process on the bow maker not quite right so, if you're struggling, do read the instructions or check online.
And another one done for the box - which in fact only has about 25 Christmas cards in so it's time to step up the game a bit here and do some batches all the same :( Crumbs, I truly thought I'd made a lot more than that! Perhaps you should join me over at Hazel's?
This card is also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for May, where it's always 'anything goes', so long as it's Christmassy of course.