I am a new empty nester, and I love to make cards and ATCs. I am always looking for ways to use the product I have, to learn new techniques and ways to do things, and most of all, to have fun with the creating of my art.
This is my entry for the CFC2 challenge this week, which was to use twine and buttons. Well, I needed to make some Christmas cards, so I did. I started with some Cool Caribbean cardstock, cut to 5.25 x 4 inches. I used my SU paper piercing set to pierce around the edges of the card, having the pokey side up for the front. After that, I ran my Broken China Distress ink over top of the raised cardstock, and I also did a bit of sponging on the edges of the cardstock. Then I took some Antique Linen Distress Ink, and sponged some ink on some other spots. I took the sentiment (Inkadinkado) and stamped it in Broken China ink. I found some hemp twine, and ran three lengths of is across the Cool Caribbean cardstock, putting it at angles. I used a now retired SU set to stamp the poinsettia on Antique Linen Distressed cardstock, in Tea Dye and the over stamp in Walnut Stain. Foam tape over a section of twine I taped together made the focal point. To finish, I cheated and used three button brads that I had in my stash on the bottom right hand side of the cardstock. I took a white cardstock base, sponged Antique Linen Distress Ink around the edges, then I foam mounted the Cool Caribbean piece to the sponged card base.