Today I have two VERY different cards to share with you - here is the first of them. I've made a very vintage/shabby chic style Christmas card, using a snippet of an old Anna Griffin Christmas paper, distressed around the edge, lightly sponged with Walnut Stain DI and then lightly scribbled with a Tonertex pen before applying gold foil from Foilplay.
Lace, ricrac and a doily, some pearls and a bow add to the vintage effect, but the stars of the show are these two repro miniature postcards from the fabulous Crafthouse Press range, also available from Foilplay, which I've also lightly foiled the edges of.
I added some peel off corners but I'm in two minds about them, I may well peel them off again.
Going back to the bow, does anyone else have one of those bowmakers that looks a bit like an afro comb? I just can't seem to get the knack of mine. When I bought it at the Farnborough show, the man on the stall made it look a doddle. But my bows look as if they've been trampled on by a baby elephant. I recently sat down with a bag of ribbon offcuts and the DVD supplied with it, and spent hours working through the instructions alongside Steph. She was whipping out beautiful creations while I gradually built up a pile of rejected bows..... Do any of you have any great tips, or links to websites or videos, that might help me to get the knack?
I am sharing this, complete with elephant-trampled bow, with
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Vintage or ATG
Christmas Card Challenges - Photo or ATG
Winter Wonderland - Show us your gold/silver or an embossed background
Lunagirl Moonbeams - Anything Goes