Approximate time to make this card: 1 year, 2 months, three weeks, two days and 10 minutes.
The various components of this card have been floating around since last year. Just about every single element was once part of a different card that didn’t work out for whatever reason. The green Spirit of Christmas backing paper was actually intended to be the other way up on a landscape card; the white scallop circle is cut from watercolour paper and was going to get painted and scrunched up into a flower; the embossed green circle was going to be the basis of a wreath (it turned out like this in the end); and the ribbon bow was the last scrap of that particular ribbon so that of course made it hard to let go of it!
So all these bits ended up in a box marked Christmas and I thought I’d have a dig through the box and see if anything spoke to me. This one is unusual for me as there is no stamping! The image is from a Crafty Individuals Christmas pad and I spotted it in the mix and everything just fell together very quickly. About ten minutes actually!
To make it from scratch the most time consuming element was the wreath which is still pretty quick. I used masking tape to hold two nestie circles in place on the card and cut them both together to make the wreath shape. I embossed it with a holly embossing folder then coloured the whole thing with green paint. I’m trying to remember which paint I used and I think it may have been Inka Gold, the wax based paint from Viva.
The Santa image is glued to the back of the wreath, then the ribbon holds the wreath and scalloped circle together. The ribbon is glued to the inside of the card and the wreath dangles on the front and moves around.
I have some more cards I made recently, but I’m fighting computers at the moment. The photos are on my main computer which is not working again – this is now the fourth graphics card to fail in a year! My laptop is out of disk space and my big backup disk has also decided this would be a good time to fail completely as well. Don’t you just love technology!