Monday, 31 October 2011

Hello fusion stamps, I've missed you!

A trip to the garden centre and a gasp at the price of the Christmas decorations inspired my latest playing.

Nordic style card
I said I would post the recipe for making it so here goes:

8x8 card blank
7.5 x7.5 square of pine card or paper
Silver mirri card
Piece of red /white checked cloth or paper ( I got a BARGAIN roll of something called DRAP - a disposable fabric place setting from CARGO on Saturday)
Bit of red ribbon
3 buttons and bakers twine
White, forest green and red pebeo paint
Silver krylon pen for edging or embossing powder

I stamped Sheena's Christmas tree in green staz-on onto the fabric and then filled in the whole thing with red paint. Enough of the green was still showing through for me to go over the outline in white with a fine brush. The Christmas branch was from the same stamp set and painted using white and green with the half inch brush. The tree decs were added with Cosmic Shimmer pearlised PVA but any embellies would do. Stitches round the edge of the red gingham are "oh so simple"; a short white dash with shorter black line on each end. Ribbon was added then three buttons threaded with a bakers twine bow  and stuck on with pin-flair glue. The whole thing was then mounted  onto a silver mirri square using stick and stay.

The topper was stuck onto a square of pine paper that had been edged in silver and put onto  the card blank.

Finally, the greeting was embossed onto a strip of the same pine backing paper and attached  - with a bow.

I hope that makes sense but do ask any questions if you need to.

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