Week 4 is typically either a technique or a specified stash item that needs to be included on your Christmas card. Our April 2020 host is Hali and she wants us to use a herringbone patterning of paper strips (or it could be washi tape or ribbon). I decided to do a personal challenge to format the pieces as a circular ornament.
Herringbone 25 Ornament card:
I should have taken time to do a photograph of this at an angle because as I'm typing this, the card is angled on top of my printer with the lights reflecting off the gold foil! Oh it so pretty! The gold glitter dots at each corner and the gold decorative tape and the red glitter foam bow are also sparkling!!!
Sometimes I just amaze myself with how wonderful a card turns out! :)
I'm not going to rush to make another though because measuring the strips and piecing all of the bits onto the plain cardstock took about 2 hours I think. But this was worth it when you get such a marvelous result!
link for #16-2020 for 52 CCT blog=
Some papers are from Fancy Pants Designs, The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby, Pink Paislee, The Paper Source, and a few scraps from my stash.
other challenge blog link-ups or photo shares of this festive card=
a. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges blog; #469; Anything Goes theme
b. Christmas 24 blog: Challenge #8= Make it sparkle theme [my card has gold metallic foil paper for the ornament background plus gold glitter decorative tape, and a red glitter foam bow sticker; and there are 3 gold glitter paint dots at each corner of the card!!!!]
c. Merry Little Christmas Challenge blog; #21= April Anything Christmas Goes
d. PPPDTC group on Facebook; a closed group of crafting bloggers to share and also for blog owners to 'advertise' that they need new design team members
e. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook; a closed group of artists and crafters who enjoy mixing it up
Crafting in the USA heartland,
design team member for the following blogs:
1. 52 CCT
What a great result, especially as you have put the herring bone into the circle Becca. A fabulous card with all the sparkle - I could see hints of it :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Maxine!Delete
ta carte est très originale et élégante Becca, bizReplyDelete
Fabiola, hey teamie! Thanks for saying it is original and elegant! :)Delete
Die cut herringbone! Great idea!ReplyDelete
Arlene Rose: Thanks teamie for stopping by!Delete
Love it!Thank you for playing along at Penny's Challenges. Looking forward to seeing you again!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mary! I appreciate you acknowledging my linkup to PPCC!!Delete
I love how you did it in an oval and paired it with that background. I just covered the whole card. Never thought to do something like this! nice way of thinking outside the box!ReplyDelete
Netta: thanks, teamie!!Delete
Wonderful idea! I love it. Thank you for playing along Christmas24. DT EviReplyDelete
Thanks, Evi, for acknowledging my linkup to C24!Delete
This is a clever way to use herringbone! Not too much and not too little! - You balanced the slight stiffness of the herringbone pattern very well, Becca! Rosi xReplyDelete
Thanks, Rosi! That's very good feedback!Delete
What a super card - the folds are amazing. Sorry to be so late commenting. Thank you for playing along with our Sparkle challenge at Christmas 24 Challenge. Deborah, DT.ReplyDelete
That's okay! Appreciate the visit from another C24 DT member!Delete