Hi blog friends! Ho ho ho is getting closer, are you all ready yet? I'm not, but I have made some headway at least. Christmas trees are decorated (yes, I do a big one and a small one). I love decorating the Christmas trees once I have untangled all the lights, what a chore! I was thinking about all the different trees I have done over the years. If I can find the pictures of them all, I will post them for you to see. I think you will understand my need to craft when you see these! Enough waffling, on to the subject at hand, today's post. I had this decorative paper leftover from the last time I was at my Mom's and I was looking for the right card to use it on. I thought it would look really nice behind an aperture from one of the Grand Label dies. I decided to use Grand Labels Eleven for the card. Using a white inksentials pen from ranger, I did some faux stitching all the way around the edge of the aperture and the mat layer edges too. I made two flowers using the Spiral blossoms one die. One flower was made from matching card and the other was made from black felt. I like the different textures together as I think it adds more interest sometimes. You can see the close up of the flowers below.
I stamped the sentiment all in one line by cutting it out of the rubber set and mounting it on my block as a single line (it was originally designed as two lines). I cut the ends of the strip into a forked V and adhered it to the card in a diagonal fashion. I also gave it a bit of shape with a little bit of mounting foam under a section of it to raise it up. Finally, I used the Fancy Foliage dies to add several different styles of leaves for my flowers. Definitely love my teal tones, I hope you aren't tiring of them! All for now, Sue x