Sunday, July 24, 2016

COZY QUILTED CHRISTMAS

I guess I'm still on a little bit of a kick: using the "stained glass" die that I first introduced in THIS POST. 

Since the first several cards I'd made with that die utilized traditional cardstock, I decided to give it a try with Designer Series Paper (DSP) to introduce a little more interest. Of course, since it is still July, I opted for a combination that was a bit Christmas-y in its looks -- CHRISTMAS IN JULY! 

The DSP was a little tougher to work with because it is a thinner paper than the cardstock. It just gave me a bit more grief. 

But, the end result had a quilted-looking stained glass appearance, so I decided my sentiment would reflect this feeling. 


Then, to add to the cozy look, I added a bit of quilted Cherry Cobbler ribbon from a few years back underneath my sentiment. 


Just a side note: I don't know if this is something scientific, or what could cause this phenomenon, but I discovered that, even though the DSP pieces were created with the very same die as the black cardstock base, I found it more difficult to fit the pieces within the black grid. Most of the spaces showed a bit of the white at the edges from the white base underneath. (Notice this in the above photos.) Does anyone have any practical explanation for this?

Quilted
Smiles.

5 comments:

  1. Another take on the stained glass template? Beautiful! thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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  2. Beautiful Christmas Card Linda! Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit. Hope you have a lovely week!

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  3. Thanks for this beautiful reminder of what's to come, it is lovely. We are always happy to see your links in our line up at Celebrate Your Story.

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  4. This looks like a fun card! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for crafts, recipes, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  5. Love love love this one. I need to start thinking about what I am going to do for Christmas cards this year. Pnning this for inspiration. Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

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