7.19.2009

Christmas Birds

Supplies : Stripe and Bird Paper, Sentiement tag, and button by My Minds Eye; Other paper by Basic Grey; Ribbon by May Arts; Embroidery Floss; 3D foam tape

Sparkle's challenge this week for our Christmas cards is to use strips of paper. I copied her idea of using 3 strips of the same paper next to a broader strip of paper since I loved the look so much! Instead of stamping I challenged myself to use some of my paper more creatively and cut the birdcage in a 3x3 square for my 'image'. Then I cut out the bird from the same paper and pop dotted her onto the image mat. I have been loving the non-stamping cards I've made with this paper line. The sentiment finished off the card with some fuzzy ricrac and a pretty little button. The embroidery floss is one strand of the red and one of white. I remember back in my cross stitch days that you could make some really pretty varigated designs by mixing threads so I tried it out on the simple stitching in this card. Stop by Sparkle's blog for the challenges and links to the other cards and have a lovely Sunday!

6 comments:

Alanna said...

This is so pretty. I like what you've done with the papers and how you cut out the bird.

Kathi Carlson said...

Oh my goodness! You girls are blowing me away with your awesome holiday cards. Beautiful, Marjorie! Love the cutouts, and your stitching was the perfect finishing touch! TFS!

Sparkle said...

This is so pretty! I love how you cut out the bird and awesome job on the stitching!

Anna said...

So pretty and elegant! My in laws would love this card! Love how you did your rick rack ribbon.

Stacy said...

Very pretty card!

BananaStamper said...

I likey a lot! It's fun and the stitching looks great!

Shanna