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Sunday, 9 June 2013

52 card challenge - week 22

The prompt for week 22 is 'feathered friends'.

I found some free magazine papers (from Making Cards) featuring owls, so that was perfect.  I cut a central strip and the tag from two patterned papers and then punched out one of the toppers.  The doily lace borders are done with a Dienamics die.  Then it was just a matter of assembling it all - I wrapped the tag with ribbon then added an eyelet (another one gone! yay!) and some pearls.

The Christmas robin is from a little kit, not very expensive and I already had it halfway done, it's my holiday stitching :-)  I couldn't find a robin stamp in all my many Christmas stamps, so I delved into my suitcase to find this kit.  I finished it off at the crop, swearing all the while .... I hate backstitch!  It does look rather nice now it's done - I didn't follow the chart faithfully, it had the black backstitch going round the snow, which just wouldn't have looked right.  I have a couple more of these kits somewhere, so I will have to pack one of them back into my holiday suitcase!  I ran an aperture card blank through the Bigshot in an embossing folder, assembled, then cut the card down into a square.

And after I had done all that, I remembered that I have a 'partridge in a pear tree' stamp.....!!!  argh!!!
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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card. I agree black around the snow would have looked odd :s