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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Homespun Christmas card



I bought this retired TAC stamp set from another Angel, (Hi Trudy!!) and as soon as I got them in the house I had to ink them up!! :-) I love Primitives and anything Homespun, so I can't recall why I didn't order this set before it retired.

Here is my take on a Homespun Christmas card. I used the Matchmakers cardstock, because it has a white core it looks so cool when you distress it with a sanding block. The Burnt Umber Palette ink and a dauber gives all the cardstock an age worn, well loved look. Of course then I had to add the ribbon (thin strips of torn Homespun fabric would have worked too- I just didn't want to run to my stash in the basement to find some) and Scrappers Floss (this color reminds me of jute.)

Tips-

**The card base was stamped using a snowflake stamp and Versamark. When using this brand of cardstock you have to lightly sand over the Versamark to make it pop. I use a sanding block- it is easy to hold and it is a very fine grit.

**The Scrappers floss is actually made from paper- so unlike thread- it holds it shape. To get my curlicues I wrapped the ends of the floss around the tip of my paper piercer very tightly, I then carefully slip the piercer out to leave the curls. Ta da- curlicues!!

Until later~

2 comments:

Lawanda said...

You make the prettiest stuff.

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous Lisa, they look great!!