For today's card, I've employed the Bargello technique for the background. Mynnette of Technique Tuesday has written up a wonderful tutorial on this for her October challenge and it really is easy. I followed Mynnette's instructions...sort of... until I did a left turn and went on my merry way. If you're a good girl, you'll do as you're told:
2. lay the strips down vertically on a piece of CS;
3. give the CS a quarter turn so the strips are facing you horizontally and cut into 1/2" strips.
I was feeling rebellious so I started by cutting my patterned paper in strips of various widths: 1/4", 3/8" 1/2" and 5/8". After laying them down nice and tight on a piece of CS, I cut it into 1/4" and 1/2" strips before putting it all together to get a pattern I sort of like.
I'm using Waltzingmouse sketch #119 but I've scaled it down to a square card. Gosh! I'm being awfully naughty! What next? Steal Santa's whiskey and cookies?! Wonder if he'll strike me off his "Nice" list!
Here's my card... tell me what you think!
|The patterned papers are by Nit Wit Christmas Collection. I picked one dark pattern to show an obvious design.|
|The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps "Nutcraker Sweet", stamped in Memento Rhubarb Stalk. Then I cut it out with the smallest die from Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles and inked with TH's Barn Door distress ink.|
|One final touch: rich satin ribbon and I'm done!|
|On the inside, I stamped streamers and snow - all from WMS "Nutcracker Sweet" with Memento Rhubarb Stalk. And I had to do some stitching ... to make up for not having any on the outside.|
That's all from me today. Thanks for dropping in and I'll see you soon with another project (hopefully I get it done in time!)
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