Monday, March 5, 2018

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

It is time once again for a new Christmas challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  By doing these Christmas challenges, by the time December rolls around you will have a few cards made and you may have found one design you like to make multiples of.

This month the Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers is

I like to use fabric on my cards and floating around my design table was this little square of fabric with a reindeer on it.  I thought he would be perfect for my challenge card for March.  All of the paper except for the dark brown I used for matting was in my scrap box.  What a great way to make a card.  Of course, you like the card and you don't have any of the same elements to make additional cards.  (insert sad face)

When I use fabric on a card, I adhere a light weight paper backed fusible web to my fabric.  Once this has cooled, I tear off the paper backing and adhere it to some plain white card stock.  I then cut out the image I plan to use so it has a clean edge.  I added dark brown ink to the edge of the fabric square.  The one thing you need to remember when using fabric (especially images that are in a square or rectangle or any shape) they are not square.  I did try to mat it with dark brown card stock but the uneven edges of brown card stock showing did not make me happy.  This is why I added the dark brown ink.

The sentiment is heat embossed and die cut with a circle die.

Here is a close up of the reindeer.

The sentiment and deer image are popped up with foam adhesive.  A light brown twine was tied around the strip of paper.  I had bought a package of wooden stars during the holiday season and they added the perfect finishing touch to the card.

I did find more of this fabric so I may make some more of this card, of course, now I will have to hopefully find some of this paper in my stash or go buy some.  UGH.  Do you too have too many card making supplies?

Please come join us this month for our Happy Little Stampers March Christmas challenge.


Bobby said...

You just happened to have some darling deer fabric? How serendipitous, Barb. You've shown him off with some wonderful layers.

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BożenA said...

A cute winter scene. I like how you designed the whole card, I love all these layers.
BożenA xx

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a wonderful little patch of fabric. I love this card and how you made it... and making something from your scrap box is such a wonderful thing. Do you ever imagine it empty? Sigh. For every one we take out, we probably put 20 in! A lovely creation, Barb.

Sue - said...

What a lovely card and a great way to use up some snippets too.

Linda said...

This looks adorable ..... what a great way to use up all those snippets xx said...

Good idea