Sabrina's challenge...and a challenge it was....to construct the top layer of our card using no adhesives of any kind. I used ribbon to anchor my two holly leaves and button. That was a challenge in manual dexterity itself! : ) The bg was done by smearing TH inks on a craft sheet, spraying with water and then placing the white paper face down on it to pick up the color. Mr. H's sprays were used next and lastly I sprinkled on large water drops.
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014 GMT Views: 1306
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 92741
Sat, Oct 04, 2014 @ 11:04 AM
What a CAS beauty, Sallie. Since I struggle tying ribbons through holes (and gave up totally on a sample I was making for a challenge later this month and ditched the button) I can identify with the demands on your manual dexterity today. I just love the white leaves against the green - very lovely, almost like ghost leaves. Thank you for playing along and Holding It Together so beautifully.
Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Sat, Oct 04, 2014 @ 11:30 AM
I LOVE this! Your subtle sponging on your leaves is just beautiful and your background ROCKS! Kudo's on the tying your holly leaves through the button holes to your card front...brilliant idea! I LOVE this Christmas card...
Beautiful card. The background panel really makes the white embossing and elements pop. You did really good with this difficult challenge. Clever using ribbon and button to attach your Christmas leaves.
------------------------------ "You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you" Sarah Ban Breathnach
Registered: July 25, 2011 Location: Georgia Posts: 48862
Sat, Oct 04, 2014 @ 9:06 PM
:) I have a layer sitting in my "homemade bg" box that I created with the same technique and color!!! Hmmmm.....I need to make something up with it so you can see! LOL (I might even have to borrow your white embossing idea!!) I love your large white holly leaves and embossed sentiment. Looks fabulous with the green!