Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Hanging The Stockings
Back to Christmas designs in this post I'm afraid...
But I'm sure you will forgive me when you see just how cute this card is....
I have used this sheet many times with almost the same layout just different backing papers and extra decorations and I love it!
The card was made using an A5 card - it was an A4 white which I folded in half, then I covered the bottom half in a dark red patterned paper and the top half in a cream and gold patterned paper.
A length of gold printed merry christmas ribbon was stuck across the seam to hide the join of the 2 papers.
The base layer of the decoupage was stuck to the card not quite centrally using double sided foam tape, then I added the layers of decoupage as I cut them out, shaping first then attaching using small sticky pads.
I have to say the garland is tricky to cut out and it has to be done twice but it looks great and people always make a comment on how it must have taken ages and how it looks WOW!
Although you cannot tell in the photo, I stucky tiny red gems in the garland and stocking borders to act as berries and yellow glitter for the flames on the candles
For the finishing detail I chose a couple of short pieces of star and bead chain which I hung across the top of the card to represent christmas decorations.
I havent added a sentiment but if I do I think it will be placed either along the bottom of the card, across the mantle under the holly garland or between the star and bead chain decoration.
Its from a wonderful site where the very talented designer shares almost all her sheets for free although there is an option to make a donation towards the running of her site should you wish to donate.....
Please check out http://www.3dsheets.tripod.com/index.html and leave Monica a message before leaving....
If you decide to have a go at this card yourself, please share your finished card with me.....I am thinking of adding a Visitors Card Section but would need your support!