The current challenge over at Merry Monday is to have a bird (or birds) on your Christmas card. I needed to make my entry very quickly, in between loads of other things we're up to here - and this is the result:
- 3.75" x 3.75" square white card blank
- stamp from SU's 'For the Birds' stamp set, stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black' then coloured with Whispers pens plus gold and silver for the bauble
- final touch was to line up the card opened up and face down on my Hougie board and emboss a series of diagonal lines. Of course the board should really be used horizontally or vertically - but, by wedging two of the corners at an angle and then using a ruler to make sure the lines stayed true - it was a walk (or an ice skate!) in the park :)
I made two cards the same and that means I've reached my target, albeit four days late, of making 12 cards per month from January to November. Just need to label and write them now!
Edit: Sarah from Less is More says that this qualifies for the current challenge as Christmas is of course a celebration - so I'm linking in. I hate to miss LIM especially as it's the 200th challenge over there - think I was waaaay too fixed on working round the word 'Celebration' :)
It was so touching to see your lovely comments about Bernie yesterday, as you say, I just bet she'll be crafting away up there. She would be so embarrassed and humbled to know how much we love her, although I know that all of us did show that very strongly when she was her with us. What was not to like? She was a star!!
I'm not sure how many of you know that Bernie's very first embossing machine, before her so much cherished Cuttlebug, was - wait for it - a second hand pasta machine! Now that's enterprising for you :) Bless her - always our thrift Queen!