Tonight I made a card for three different challenges: VLV week 1 using a great sketch by Lynda, Beary Scrap's challenge #16 to use pearls or gems, and The Shabby Tea Room's Warm and Snuggly challenge to use fleece or felt. Unfortunately, I just missed the closing to link at TSTR tonight. So it goes.
Here's a look at the sketch. I took a few liberties in my interpretation, but I think I kept the overall essence of the sketch.
I used fleece to make a scalloped border. I don't have any of the big scalloped border dies, so I tried to cut one free-hand with scissors using a scrap of pink fleece. I added the string of pearls to finish the edge a bit. I added tiny clear gems to the centers of the embossed background after I sponged the edges with SU! Regal Rose to give it a softer feel.
Here's a closeup of the tag. I used the scalloped tag from Verve's "Glad Tidings" and stamped it in SU! Rose Red. The sentiment is from the same set but stamped in SU! Purely Pomegranate. I added a big pink gem to the snowflake's center. The bow is a bit of seam binding tied with my Bow Easy and topped with some embroidery floss and a jingle bell. I've seen so many cute projects with little bells lately, so I picked up some yesterday, and I love the finished look!
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