Saturday, June 4, 2011

Let It Sew

This week at Jingle Belles, the challenge
is to make a Christmas card incorporating sewing... hand-stitching, by sewing machine or even faux stitching by using a pen, a stamp or rub-ons.

So... here is my take...

Warning: These are NOT your traditional Christmas card colors...
but they go nicely with the Jingle Belles logo, right?!!!!!

As promised, I am using the La Dolce Vita Kit again.
I thought these DPs all blended perfectly together: Glitz Love Nest - Damask, Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology - Darling Doilies, American Crafts Classics - Wizard of Oz, and Sassafrass Sweetly Smitten - Pen Pals. 

I cut black cardstock and Darling Doilies DP with
 Spellbinders Lacey Circles dies. Popped them up with 3-D foam squares and glued on a fancy brooch I purchased from an Etsy shop. Added some MS punched Oak Leaves that I had misted with Cotton Candy Pink Starburst Spray from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

I used Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares, cutting
both white chipboard and Pen Pals DP. I glued them together leaving a bit of the chipboard show for a shadowed effect.

The sentiment is from my computer held with a
Tim Holtz Memo Pin and paired with a bow of seam binding ribbon. 
Hope you like my non-traditional Christmas card.

I just had to show you the Penmaker's latest 
creation, since the color matched every thing else on this page.

It's made from an acrylic blank called...
can you believe this... Fairie Garden. A perfect complement to all the other fairies and gardens (paper that is) that I've shown the last few weeks.

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Audrey Pettit said...

My goodness, what an elegant and detailed card today,Linda! SO stunning! I absolutely adore all your layered die cuts. All the different edging is so eye catching. Love that brooch in the middle and the oak leaf punches. Love the sentiment held in the memo pin, too. And wow, does that pen ever match your creations well. Think YOU might need to keep that one. :)

Ros said...

Well it may not be traditional ... but your card is stunning! as is the new pen ... so elegant ... Have a lovely weekend

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely magical ... that pen would almost make work seem fun ... and I love that fantastic brooch ... and you are so right ... it coordinates perfectly with our merry logo ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW! now why didn't *I* think of making a christmas card with my LA DOLCE VITA kit??! cause this is BRILLIANT and sooooo fabulous! (& so PINK, which is one of my very favorite things for an xmas card to be!) well done, missus and MOST inspiring!!!!! <3 <3 <3

ps: kudos to the penmaker, as well; i think "fairy garden" might be my FAVORITE of all his pens so far!!! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely holiday card, I especially love it when it is non-traditional colors, and I so love christmas card in pink, so sweet!
And that pen our pen maker made, I think is my favorite so far, pretty colors!!!! so so pretty!!!!

Linda R. said...

What a pretty Christmas card.. So many yummy details.. Those pens are amazing.. I need to show my these photos to my hubby..

Hugs, Linda

yyam said...

What a pretty card!!! Yummy layers and all the pink! That pen is amazing too!!!!:)

papertrails leaver said...

This is so beautiful! Love the layers and the colors!

Colleen Dietrich said...

The center of your gorgeous card reminds me of the fantastic brooches my mother wore in the 50s. So sparkly! And that pen is really truly does match everything on your post! BTW, I'm not sure if I ever thanked you for putting my blog on your blog roll, but Thank You! You are too kind. :)

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