Today is the 5th Day of Christmas Cards here on my blog. If you've missed the previous four installments, click here to see all the posts from the beginning, to start from the beginning with us! We have 2 games going on that include prize packs, so make sure you play along. Or simply join us to get your creative mojo flowing in order to complete your own handmade Holiday Cards!
a more traditional card made untraditional and with paper piecing and fabric!
This is a card I made for someone in my life who prefers the more traditional approach to Christmas. She celebrates for the religious meaning rather than the commercial meaning of the Holidaysma. For her I wanted to create a special handmade card that kept that sentiment in mind. I created my own baby Jesus by using the reverse side of journaling tags, and cut them into two pieces that would resemble a cradle. I then used a piece of silver fabric for my blanket, and simply a circle punch for my baby's head. Then I crumpled up and tore some brown cardstock for the ground, and used my favorite Martha Stewart felt appliques for the moon, star, and lamb. I finished everything off by randomly placing "stars" on the patterned paper with the tiniest gems I could find. I really love the sweet feel of this card, while still being a little more traditional. Making "traditional" cards aren't usually in my portfolio of work, I like to keep that part of me close and private, but I knew that this person would really appreciate my doing this special just for her.
I've done something a little different for you with my sketch today! I'm giving you a vertical sketch, but my card is horizontal. Yep, I flipped it! You can always do the same, or leave it vertical which ever you choose! I personally love flipping around sketches to challenge myself to do something new, different, unexpected. If you haven't tried that lately, give it a go. You might be pleasantly surprised with what you come up with!
5th Day of Christmas Cards Sketch
Again, if you choose to play along, you have a few ways of showing me your fabulous creation.
1) link it to your blog and post that link here in the comment section
2) email it to me
3) upload it directly to our flickr gallery - we're getting more members and I cannot wait to see what everyone is working on!!
Okay, friends. I have to get going for today, but I assure you that tomorrow will come soon enough and I will have another post for you. Oops! I spilled those beans I guess! LOL
Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by!! Happy Crafting!! :)