First up, the baker's twine card. Is it wrong that having a billion yards of this stuff makes me happy? I wonder if I'll be eighty years old and still wrapping packages with this same bolt.
This card is inspired by the fun baker's twine card featured at CASE Study challenge by Angeline Yong, and this card by Christina MacLaren which looked so much like an ikat pattern.
So I wondered what would happen if the whole card base was wrapped with baker's twine. Luckily I thought of this just before our weekend trip to my mom's house which means I have an hour in the car all to myself. It didn't take as long as I thought. Although, next time I'll adhere a stronger layer of chipboard behind the front panel to keep it from warping more. The wrapping process goes a lot faster when you don't have to worry about not wrapping to tightly.
The sentiment is cut out (again with my favorite Bebas Neue font) on a belly band and wrapped around the twine so there's no need to adhere it. Originally I had the "Merry Christmas" band pictured above, but it was so long that it didn't leave room for additional embellishments.
Here it is ... didn't like it as much.
The next card is inspired by The Play Date Cafe challenge to use black, white, and a "splash" of maroon.
I've been really loving the chalkboard trend these days, and while this card isn't chalky I've still used the embossed white on black concept. I thought about leaving it as-is, but my curiosity was too great and I colored in the banner ...
I think I like it better. Super simple card (just one stamp) but man did it take a long time to clean up the stray embossing powder. I don't have an embossing buddy, so I made my own with cornstarch (tip by Betsy Veldman), but there were still lots of strays. Instead of using my fingers to get rid of them I used a stiff paint brush and that works SO much better.
Thanks for looking!
Supplies used on Merry Xmas:
other: baker's twine, Martha Stewart reindeer punch, Silhouette with Bebas Neue font
Supplies used on Flourish Christmas Tree:
stamps: Inkadinkado Holiday Cheer
other: Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, white embossing powder