(in today's Caardvarks' Creative Cuts & More Blog hop.)
You can catch the hop & a couple more ideas for this
die cut tag card in this post (if ya missed it).
...the smaller tag that comes with the CCM die cut made a handy dandy tag
on the inside--tied into the card, as a wee gifty:
I'll have a pictorial for this later this evening,
if you want to pop back in sometime.
CCM Card base, paper, & embellishments:
- This is made with the Creative Cuts & More Tag Card with Tag (Side Opening--in coconut swirl) but it comes in loads of lovely colours.
- GCD papers (Paris Nights--text & Party it Up--dots)
- Cream coloured speckled cardstock
- Buggle beads & seed beads, swarovski crystals
- Needle & thread, organza ribbon
- Fringe is made with cut pieces of embroidery thread
- Tombow monomulti & double-sided tape
- White cardstock, Book text, & sewing pattern
- Mod podge
- White acrylic paint & brush
- Quickie glue pen (Sakura) & Martha Stewart glitter
Step 1} Trace the tag card onto a piece of cardstock & cut out the shape. Add patterned papers (a background for the sky & a torn piece for the hill.)
[If you don't want to sew, you can skip the tracing part & simply cover the card front. That step just gives you a way to hide the stitching.]
Step 2} Cut triangle pieces for trees and glue them on. (These were made by gluing book text paper and a sewing pattern--with mod podge--and painted with a little white acrylic paint.)
Step 3} Pierce a line along the snow (for the buggle beading).
Step 4} Thread a needle (make sure it's not too big to fit in your beads--been there done that) ;o) Adhere the end of the thread to the back of the tag shape and....
Step 5} Sew on the buggle beads.
Step 6} Pierce holes for beads of snow.
Turning over to look at the back is a good way to really see if you like the eveness of the piercing:
On this tag (for the inside of the card) I pierced randomly. But on the front of the card, I pierced the blue dots in the patterned paper.
Step 7} Stitch on the seed beads:
A) Come up the front of the cardstock with your needle & thread
B) Place bead on your needle
C) Go back down the same hole you came up. :o)
Step 8} To glitter, write around the edge of your trees with a quickie glue pen.
Step 9} Glitter the glue. (In hindsight it'd be less messy if I did this step before the trees were actually on the card, but I didn't think of that until after.) ;o)
Step 10} If you're messy, like moi, brush off extra glitter...
Step 11} If you're really messy & glitter bits are stuck on the glue, a pair of scissors works well to gently scrape it off.
Here's the messy back of the stitching & the fringe detail:
Step 12} Add a fringe:
A) Cut a bunch of pieces of embroidery thread
B) Apply a strip of good double-sided tape to the bottom of the back of your card mat
C) Stick the embroidery thread pieces to the tape
D) Adhere the card mat to the tag die cut shape
E) Trim the threads with a nice sharp pair of scissors:
The neat thing is that you can make this embroidery trim as long or as
short as you like & all kinds of colours.
Step 13} Adhere crystals to the tops of the trees.
On the card front, I added crystals in the sky too:
And that's it... :o)
Thank You so much for visiting!