Brrrr – while my good friend KimB cooks in the heat over in South Africa, having probably to deal with sweat threat to her computer and overheating, here sit I on this continent oh so far away and I’ve got shivering timbers for fingers… they don’t move very swift I’m telling ya!
Good thing the pink ladies were picked last week for just when they were being loaded up to be taken for processing…
So we have had our “first snow” though it has not stayed other than in patchy areas. Can I choose to rewind the seasons just for a bit? Hehe, I could be happy with winter coming just a bit more on the December side.
On to the card – I am taking up this carding challenge with my sister in law Judy.
Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge: Create a card or project that depicts gratitude...it can be an image of something you are grateful for, a scripture that evokes your gratitude, or it can be a card made especially for a person you would like to thank this time of year!
I do not know which designer paper this is. I simply took the flower image already present and outlined the edges with brown felts and some glittery gold. I added three gems into the center. Now the tag – that’s interesting!
I stamped the “I’m thankful for you!” from a wooden stamp. It was actually a stamp which had flowers on it too, but I simply colored the words using color brushers. Then I cut it in a rectangular shape and nipped the corners. I squeezed Glossy Accents in a squggly line over the sentiment and let that dry. I punched a tiny hole in it and threaded a ring, chain and charm (all salvaged from discarded earrings, necklaces etc) I finished it off with the sheer ribbon in a nice rich brown.
I always listen to music when I’m carding, it makes it fun. My sister Nina has been putting country music in my ear – I like country but for sure its not the first thing I turn the dial to. However, this said, I have to share the following video with you which keeps me in stitches:
And finally, I made a sweet Clown element – I’ve provided it in full PSD, in all png parts and also in .studio for Silhouette SD users. Here’s a card I made using it:
YOU can decide whether you would like to use the plain “circle” eyes included or if you are a Silhouette SD user you may opt to use the little buttons I “stole” from my last Gingerbread Man cut and copied in here. As you can see i used the teensy buttons and added some crochet thread in red. I found it was helpful to use a tiny bit of double sided tape to stick the buttons down onto a stick (popsicle stick or stir stick for coffee) to anchor it while you try to tie a teensy tiny little knot.
I added some creative shading to some of the “ruffle” and the hat. Have fun, puh-leeeze show me what you make? I’d love to share here. This file is for personal use projects (unless you ask me for permission) and please have your friends come download directly from my blog – a comment would probably knock me over…
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