Check out all my stitching on this card -- yes-- needle and thread hand stitching! I originally just added some paper piercing, but then decided it needed MORE and pulled out the sewing supplies to stitch around the edges with embroidery floss. You can see on the outermost edges of the card, I still could not resist some faux stitching too, using a silver gel pen! I colored my stockings with Copics and airbrushed a little Mint Blue to soften the edges. I chose colors for the stockings to try and coordinate with the DP in the background, which is from Basic Grey's new Eskimo Kisses Collection. I used my needle and embroidery floss to create a "hanging string" and then added a silver nail head to each string.
Check out that silver "Naughty or Nice" metal plaque, don't know where it came from but I KNOW it has been in my stash for at least five years!! See... I knew when I bought it I would need it one day!!! I also attached the plaque using green embroidery floss, then added some red crystals to cover up the holes. I added Spica and Clear Glaze pen to the stockings to help dress them up, but of course you can't see it in the picture. I used the Bow Easy to create my little bow -- here's a good one-- one side of the bow has four loops and the other five loops -- have no idea how that happened. I didn't bother to make another one -- I think it adds to the creative and unique part of card making, LOL!