I hope you all had a good weekend?! This weekend I discovered the Less Is More challenge blog, thanks to Kelly. Kelly suggested that I enter it as I may be good at it! Bless her, thank you for believing in me! (By the way, Kelly's been on a proper Viva La Verve mission this weekend - I suggest you check it out!!)
So, I checked it out and this week's theme is 'Things That Move'. This could range from anything that would in real life move (animals, vehicles, prams etc) to things that physically move on your card. Once I read this challenge I had to have a go!
When we were little we (Mum, mostly!) used to make Christmas cards to give to all our friends at school and family. The idea originally came from an episode of Blue Peter! Our cards became somewhat infamous and people began to expect them each year. I really wish I had a picture of one to show you - although mildly embarrassing I still love them! The main idea of the card was to have an image hanging in a window on the front of the card. We did Christmas Puddings, Christmas Trees, Stars, Snowmen and all sorts! So, given this challenge I just had to make one of these cards!
I'm hoping this counts as something that moves?! I'll find out sure enough if not!! Even if it doesn't, it took me back to making cards with my Mum so I'm happy :)
So, without further ado and sentimentality, here is my card;
|Sorry for the photogrpah quality - it's such a dull day here!|
This is a slightly more mature version of the cards we used to make - there's not a drop of glitter glue in sight! (Glitter glue was what used to hold our cards together, I'm sure of it!)
I drew the ornament shape based on the SpellBinders Heirloom Ormanent Die template, cut it out and inked it using Crushed Olive Distress Ink, edging with Vintage Photo.
I made a small rosette for the centre from some parchment coloured card that I'd printed a musical score onto. I then placed a red circle on top of that and then a circular piece of background paper that I'd made myself previously using Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks and SU! En Francais and Bliss stamps.
No card is complete without a bit of sparkle, and neither is Christmas, so I added some rhinestones to the ornament! The sentiment was stamped in Scarlet ink (ColorBox Cat's Eyes) and then clear embossed.
I am also going to enter this card into the following challenges;
CAS-ual Fridays - Embossing
Mark's Finest Papers - Emboss It!
Well, I hope you enjoy looking at this card as much as I enjoy the nostalgia it invokes :)
Thanks for dropping by :)
Card: White, Red, Parchment 220gsm
Stamps: Stampin' Up - Bliss, En Francais; Inkadinkado - Doodle Frames Holiday
Ink: Distress Ink - Crushed Olive, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen; ColorBox Cat's Eye - Scarlet
Other: Rhinestones; present ribbon; Tonic Studios double corner punch