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Saturday, 5 December 2020

Festive knit card

Today's card on my blog is the second of the festive card in preparation for the Christmas season and with the last blog challenge of the year for us at Let's Craft and Create we celebrating it with a traditional festive theme.

When I made my card, I had just received my new Autumnal embossing folder by the Dreamees  - cable knit. These 6 x6 3D embossing folders leave a lovely embossed detail to the card and I think this embossing folder is going to be my new favourite as it can be used with so many projects throughout the year.

On my 300gsm card base, I used sage card from the Dreamees followed by some rich colour core red card from my stash, saving the 250gsm cream colour core card for the top. The design of the folder resembles my jumper, so I got the idea to thread a piece of wool through the card to make it look as if the robin was pecking it. (probably not the best choice of colour to photograph).

I used the Little Red Robin stamp set from last Christmas and coloured this little fellow in with my Dreamees watercolour pencils. Adding a little foliage from a mix of a few more past stamps from the Dreamees, the Fall & Foliage leaves stamps and an acorn from the Winter Woodland stamp set. 

I stamped the holly leaves using the Sketched & Shaded Pointy flower stamps using the sparkle 2nd gen dinky inkys in crocodile but as my card is quite dark, it's not very visible in the picture. 

The sentiment has been heat embossed with white embossing powder using one of the sentiment stamps from the Santa Paws stamp set and I have also used the smallest oval dies from the Dreamees Loops & Lace die set.

I had some stitched red ribbon that matched my red card that was just right to sit behind my holly. 

No flowers on this card and I have deliberately kept this one quite simple. As I have a love of nature and I feed the robins that nest in my garden all year round, it seemed very apt to finish this year's challenge including one on my card.

Our design team have also been busy this month with projects of their own and there is always lots of fabulous inspiration shared by the crafters on our blog too. If you are interested,  there is a prize for the winning entry, following our theme and a badge for your blog for the top 3 runners up. Just click on the link below which will take you to our blog challenge. 

Happy Crafting


Jackie T said...

Hi Michelle this is a gorgeous Christmas card. I love it. That robin is so cute. Take care. Hugs Jackie

designbydonna said...

Very pretty card. That sweater EF is just right for the setting. In my part of the country, as soon as Christmas is over we anxiously await the first appearance of robins signaling spring to soon follow. It would be nice to see robins year round.

crafty-stamper said...

Love that fabulous cable knit embossing folder and great idea with the loose thread,love the cute Robin and the little holly bow
Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

oops meant to say Michelle The Works are now back open but they have a website and do deliver get most of mine this way as not been into town since earlier this year
Carol x said...

thank you so much for your lovely comments and thank you Carol, that's really handy as I've run out of my 12x12 card pads x

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