Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Christmas Bells

The January theme at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is 'Bells' and I've made this card using an upcycled Christmas decoration that I bought and then didn't like on the tree!

Card blank: 5" x 5" white silk 
Image:  Upcycled cross stitch 'Christmas Bells'
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Embossing: Crafts-Too 'Twinkle' folder and Kars tan embossing mat
Card: Red mirri card

I embossed white card, layered it onto red mirri and attached it to the card front.  Using the circles and scalloped circles dies I cut a frame for the Christmas bells and embossed the edges.   I attached the cross stitch to the rear of the frame and covered the back with another circle of white card before attaching it to the card front with foam tape.

Kath x


Sue said...

Lovely card.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

Jacqueline said...

How lovely to see some cross stitch on a card - thanks for playing along with us this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Deborah Frings said...

Love your take on the theme! I do like the cross stitched bells and it's great that you've been able to upcycle them on this card. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

MaryH said...

Kath, this is just a beautiful setting to the pretty cross stitched bells! The sparkle of the red mirror paper frame just glows. I used to do machine embroidery and have thought about trying to incorporate some of the old samples into a card but never have done so. This makes me want to try again. It's a lovely card and I really liked the use of the xstitching. TFS & Hugs

Julie said...

I love that you cross stitched! Your card is just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT in our Bell challenge
Julie T

Louise van Vuren said...

Great sewing and paper craft skills! Lovely card, thanks for sharing at 52CCT
Louise xx