The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'People matter' - in other words use one or more people on your card. And of course it's always 'Anything Goes' over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.
Out came the box of last year's Christmas cards to upcycle and there was a card too sweet to chop about but what was more eye catching - I hate to say it - but I'm almost sure I remember Christmas cards with similar images being the 'norm' when I was a kid. Ha, and this one was labelled 'Vintage Christmas' on the back - which puts me right in my place - sigh :(
- 5" x 7" white card blank
- green paper to cover the whole card front from a magazine 'freebie' paper pack, topped with striped paper from the same pack
- the already glittered image, trimmed carefully to keep the gold glittered edging
- dark green ribbon from my ribbon box, wrapped around the card spine and tied in a bow.
I've mentioned this little trick before, I do usually stick ribbons across the front only of cards with the ends hidden behind a layer of card either on the front or even on the inside of the card itself. On the rare occasion I tie a ribbon right around the spine of a card I always tie the bow on the very edge of my card - the right hand edge in this case. This gives you some 'purchase' and allows the ribbon to be nice and firm around the card (ie, without any 'droop'). Then all you need to do is to gently wiggle the ribbon with the ready tied bow into position/bow - if it's really tight then gently 'bow' the card to give some slackness so you can move the ribbon.