There’s no stopping it now, 2012 is well on the way. In some places – Happy New Year Australia, New Zealand, Japan, etc. – it is already here. I’m creeping in under the wire with one last Christmas card. I should have posted it hours ago, but have had major computer problems – cookies, grrrrr.
This card was an experiment in minimalism. I’m not sure anything should be minimalistic at Christmastime, but I thought I would give it a go. The inspiration was this video tutorial by Linda Duke on the Spellbinders blog. I loved the rosette & as the only set of Edgeabilities I have is the Classic Ric Rac I had to have a go.
- Scalloped edge white cardstock, folded into an easel
- White, hammered cardstock
- Red Mirri card
- Baker’s Twine
- Large brad, from Dovecraft I think
- Hat pins, from an eBay seller. Apologies for not remembering the name.
- Quickie glue pen & glitter.
Don’t examine my rosette too closely. It was the fourth one I made & the only one to look even halfway like it should. Still, practice makes perfect & I shall make many more.
I’ve used lots of Baker’s Twine on my Christmas cards this year & each time I’ve posted pics on my blog I’ve forgotten to say where I got it from. It comes from the wonderful Louise at www.pur-ple.co.uk. I got a metre of each colour she has available, which for me, is a perfect amount. And yes, you will be seeing lots more of it in 2012.
I used my scoring board to score two lines on the hammered cardstock, you can just see them in the above pic.
And here’s the finished card, hope you like it.
To everyone who visited my blog in 2011, thank you & I wish you a very Happy New Year.