Thursday, December 3, 2009
On The Third Day of Christmas The Queen Gave To Me...
Welcome to my Day 3 of the QKD 12 days of Christmas challenge!!! Today I have a Christmas card for you as I told you all in my last post that we are lucky enough to be able to celebrate both holidays - Christmas AND Hanukkah here in my house.
Again...I started with my 5" round Cricut tag with matching insert. Yes...those are radishes on the paper but the colors were SO perfect that I ran with it!
I added the vintage looking red/ivory gingham ribbon to the base of the first layer of tag. I then added my radish paper and zig zag stitched the perimeter with a really beautiful and truly vintage green thread from my Great-Grandmother's sewing basket.
I then sat...and looked through my book of QKD stamps. Yes, I FINALLY put them all in an old school sticky kind of photo album...you know...the kind with the peely pages that we used to use to collect stickers when we were kids? That we now wouldn't DARE to think about using for photos because of the damage they do??!!! LOL!!
Anyway, I've added all of my awesome QKD collected stamps into an album so they are ready for me when I need them. I looked and looked and bingo...my very often "go-to" set Happy Birthday Skullz set. I used the three mini stamps - flower, heart, crown.
To represent the 3 gifts from the Wisemen. I know they are not the CORRECT gifts...but it's what they represent =) I did add the gold glitter, however, to at least get one of the gifts truly represented!!
I stamped the flower and crown in SU! Real Red dye ink and the heart in green pigment ink and heat set that with embossing powder and my heat gun. I used my SU! 1" and 1 - 1/4" punches to crop and matte each image. The images themselves are popped up on foam dots.
The sentiment "enjoy" is from the Mini Sweets Set stamped on the back side of the radish paper in brown chalk ink and heat embossed. I then trimmed it out and corner rounded all sides, which as I found is difficult on a small, trimmed image so it came out more oval than rounded but I like the look of it.
I stitched that down and then rummaged through my button collection. First the new ones...and that would be the red button and then the vintage ones...the flower and globe looking one. I honestly think (and keep in mind...these were my Great-Grandmother's so don't scold me!) that the ivory flower button is REAL ivory. It's hard to tell on such a small piece but judging by the patina and feeling of it...I'm thinkin' it's real. Oy...back in the 40's...
Anyway - I used it and I love it!! I hand stitched all 3 buttons on to make sure they were good and secure.
Lastly I chose an olivey ribbon with brown ticking on the edges as the tag holder.
I hope you enjoyed my day 3!!! Stay tuned for Day 4 tomorrow!!!
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Meredith --- That's ME!
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