Friday, November 13, 2009
Adornit...Make It Merry Blog Hop!!
I feel so lucky to be on the QKD DT as we have been asked to join the Adornit Make it Merry Blog hop!!! If you've hopped here from the previous participant FABULOUS and if not please start at the beginning of this awesome hop so you don't miss one creation!!
I IMMEDIATLEY knew the basic design of the card I wanted to do. I had been at Michael's only hours before and purchased this amazing paper and ribbon so I had new goodies to play with!!
I grabbed my favorite PTI Pure Poppy and made a 5x7 card base. I then used a piece of white cardstock distressed with 2 corners rounded to matte distressed the red and white "link" paper - with matching corners rounded. The paper has a great sheen to it but it's very hard to capture in the photo. I stitched these 2 pieces together using red thread with a zig zag stitch.
I then cut a large piece of the check ribbon and tied it up with a Buttony Bow. My new favorite!!
I chose to use the QKD Doodled Holiday Words stamp JOY. I stamped it on ivory cardstock using both gold and crimson Brilliance Pearlescent Pigment ink. I stamped the gold first and then dipped the edges of the stamp while it was still inked with gold to create this effect. I then covered it in embossing powder and heat set it.
I then matted the embossed JOY on gold cardstock with the corners rounded to mimic the original panel. I straight stitched around the outside edge with red thread.
Lastly, I added some of this fabulous, wired, check ribbon in a Buttony Bow for a fantastic finish!
Thanks for hopping along!!! Your next stop along this hop is Becky!!! Have fun!!