I try to play along with Hazel each week and this week's challenge is 'twas the Night Before Christmas'. Quick rootle through the box of received and saved shop-bought Christmas cards turned up a fairly large square card with three Christmas stockings lined up a staircase. I couldn't just slap the card front onto a card blank and call it a day - so I chopped it down to include the sentiment and just one of the stockings:
- A6 white card blank, the front (only) of which which I scored at approx. three quarters of an inch in from the spine - on the inside of the card - to create a flat spine
- then added a strip of saddle stitched red ribbon down the 'flat spine' using red line double sided tape, folded the ends over to the inside of the card and stuck the spine together with the back part of the card
- layered the cut down upcycled image onto snippets of SU 'Real Red' and also matt gold card and stuck it onto the front of the card
A super fast card which came about from a great idea that Jane brought to the Playground last week. I hadn't seen cards using this 'flat spine' idea before (apart from shop bought cards) and it's a really great way of adding a strip of ribbon or perhaps washi tape to a card and then enclosing it in the spine so that the 'behind the scenes work' is nicely hidden.
This is the card propped slightly open - thanks Jane for a great idea!
I'd also like to enter this card into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for September.