We're starting the second week of the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie today. The lovely Nancy is our host and has chosen A Vintage Holiday, so that is the perfect opportunity to get cracking with my Christmas cards !
I took my inspiration for this card from Linda's 12 tags, and it was tag no.1 that I focussed on. I started by spraying some white card with Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stains. I wanted to try and replicate the knitted pattern on Linda's tag so I picked a TCW stencil and sprayed more Fired Brick over the stencil. I then rummaged around in my stash and found some white, stitch pattern rub ons, which worked perfectly ! I cut a small tag from a piece of the original sprayed card and embossed it using a Sizzx EF then rubbed a little Renaissance Treasure Gold over the raised areas. I added some Jute thread through the tag and added the little wreath charm, which I've also, lightly rubbed with more Treasure Gold to age it a little.
The main image is from the Tim Holtz Mini Holidays 5 and is stamped onto a piece of card that's been sprayed with the Fired Brick Spray Stain through the TCW stencil. The numbers are die cut from cardboard and them embossed using Wendy Vecchi's embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Simple Sayings stamp set and to finish I've added some crocheted lace.
Well I'm off the mark with Christmas cards! Hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects !
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