The current challenge over at Jingle Belles is Scandinavian Christmas, and they gave us this photo as inspiration:
I went in search of red & white paper. Anything red & white. I am lacking in red & white. I found some tiny checked paper, but ... meh, not quite right. I have some red & white houndstooth washi sheets, but no, not right either. I do have the red & white felt snow flakes that Stef used, but that wasn't my idea, so no.
I ended up with a piece of flocked SU DSP which is red & white and very tactile, if you know what I mean, and made this:
I embossed the A Muse Studio sentiment with ancient PSX Platinum EP onto some SU Shimmer White card stock. It was still boring, so I opened and used my relatively new-to-me Li'l Inkers bow die on some more Shimmer White card stock. It's very tiny. There may be as much Glossy Accents holding it together as there is weight to the card stock itself. It's so easy to put together, though, I see myself using it again.
For this card, I took an extra step to add some color to the center of the bow and anchored it to the paper with some ancient skinny ribbon in the wrong color red. I cut a teeny tiny slit behind the bow and fed both ends of the ribbon through it, then slipped the bow under the loop and pulled the ribbon tight, then taped down the ends of the ribbon on the back of the paper. Once the card was assembled I added a drop of Glossy Accents under each end of the bottom layer of the bow to secure it and keep it from moving. It's not going anywhere.
Here it is up close and personal:
Wow, that's a lot of blathering for sticking a piece of flocked paper onto a card base. I think I need to cut back on the coffee.
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