The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'Deck the halls' and I took it literally with the sentiment I used:
- A6 white card blank
- backing frame using a snippet of SU's 'Real Red' card stock, glued onto the card blank
- the white layer was embossed using SU's 'Square Lattice' folder, glued onto the 'Real Red' layer
- the image is a pre-coloured one from LOTV's lovely little Art Pad #15 called 'Furry Christmas, which sadly looks as if it's discontinued as well as being out of stock now. It's been on sale at 50% off recently (I bought mine ages ago though) - and LOTV's website says 'when they're gone, they're gone'. A real shame as there are some lovely images in the pad :(
- die cut the image using a Spellbinders 'Labels Eighteen' die, ran a ball ended tool round the cut card while it was still in the die and then stamped the words 'Deck the halls!' onto the panel using Memento 'London Fog' ink and a stamp from the Personal Impressions set called 'Many Greetings'
- attached the image panel to the card front using thin sticky pads
You know what's coming next - yup, I made a further two exactly the same whilst I was at it!
I know that I keep mentioning 'thin sticky pads' and thought maybe I should clarify what I mean. The ones I buy are made by Ultratape and are 25mm x 12mm and the best price I've found recently here in the UK is 99p per pack/sheet of 40 with free postage. Even if you can find them in Hobbycraft, they come at £2 per pack! Being thin (only 1mm thick), they do cut up easily for decoupage and also allow you to add a single layer as I did today for a bit of dimension - which will still slip through that pesky postal gauge slot!
Of course this is also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra too - where it's always 'Anything goes'.
AND, this is also my second entry for Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge where the theme right now is 'Tree'. Yay! :)