Managed to get another Christmas card finished and have several in various stages of almost finished.
My FIL was famous for one liners. If he were here he would glance at me with a perfectly straight face and say "Close but no cigar"! He was right so I need to get a mosey on!
As I was glancing at them all today, I realized that every card I am working on so far, has feathers on the main image. I must be planning a feathery Xmas! I do have 2 large white goose feather boas that I put on my fireplace mantle and tuck all around the bowls of ornaments and candlesticks...it sort of looks like snow from the distance...Don't know if my plans to start Christmas decorating as soon as the cards are finished is influencing my card choices...but here we go...another feathered friend.
I used those Snowflake corners again...I just couldn't help myself. I promise they won't be on every card...just half maybe! lol
I stickled the wreath on this cute Penny Black image and used some of the shimmery snowflakes from the dollar store. They are a sort of opalescent white/pink/ivory and because the goose has an aqua ribbon around her neck, I added some aqua off cuts I had saved from cutting a Memory box border last week.
I used a heavily glittered black scalloped border from my wedding stash...not sure the brand. After I glued it down I didn't like the way the polka dots showed through some of the cut out scallops and not through others. I stuck a K & Co candy border over top to sort of distract your eye from the dots...
Now, there's a funny story here...well, funny for you guys, maybe not so funny for me. After I glued down the glittery black border with a fine glue tape, I had to cut that same tape in half lengthwise to get it thin enough for the candy strip. It was kind of an annoying job as it gunked up my fussy cut scissors. As I was sliding the left over bits of border back into the original package, I noticed that it said "self adhesive" right up at the top of the package ahahahahaha Silly me!
Here is a bit of a close up so hopefully you can see the glittery border and the stickled wreath. You can see the opalescent snowflakes beside the goose...you can see the pinky look on the one at the left, the right side isn't catching the light the same so it just looks shimmery.
Card Base - Michaels Recollections Kraft Corrugated, from my stash
Design papers - Black Dots Michaels MME; bluey/green chevron paper Echo Park "Splash by Bella Road, Big Dots" from my stash
Cardstofk - red die cut snippet from my stash
Borders - Black and candy borders - K & Co, from my stash
Memory Box Dies - Snowflake corners, from my die cut stash
Nestabilities - Oval and Salloped Oval
Sentiment - Noel from Seasons Greetings Echo Park, from my stash
Stamp - Penny Black, Overdressed Duck
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.ca/ I used lots of snippets from my stash
2. MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations Challenge Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co Winter Birds
3. Penny Black Saturday Challenge Cute Christmas
4. Penny Black and More at Allsorts Any die will do - I have several dies, Memory Box Snowflake corners and Nestabilities Oval and Scalloped Oval