This fortnight is was Sue P's turn to chose the theme for our little Christmas Card Club. She chose such a fun one...Christmas Teddy Bears. I have tried to make the best of it but my card is on the plain side. I may just have to jazz it up a bit once I am home again.
I am up at the lake and made this from the bits and bobs that were left up here from our last few visits.
I did not realize how little DP I had left here. Basically I had a wee bit of Xmas DP , a snippet of brown card, and a couple of felt embellishments. No diecuts, no stamps, no image and no ribbon! Silly me...
Thank goodness, I did manage to find 3 square cream coloured cards.
So from a fat lot of nothing, my very basic card emerged. With a decided lack of dies of any sort, I free form cut the first layer, a snippet of burgundy poinsettia DP. I tried to keep the edges random as I did not have a guillotine with me either.
I had an old birthday card that I managed to pilfer the teddy bear image from. I free form cut the bear image off it and then did the same to create a brown mat. I cut up one of the extra square cards, just to create a cream mat to help the image pop a bit off the paper.
With that done, I now had a birthday bear on a Xmas background. I placed the felt Xmas wreath in his paw and cut two tips off some felt branches...now they looked like felt corner pieces!
Whew! Now my birthday bear looked a little more like Xmas...
I thought I was going to have to hand write a sentiment, but I found a snippet of Christmas word DP and fussy cut out "Merry Christmas".
Finally...my Xmas teddy bear card was done and dusted. In retrospect, I wish I had roughed up the edges of the image and of the layers of matting and DP! Oh well... I may try to add some bling once home...perhaps outline the edges of the random cutting with generous lines of stickles!
****************This is card #41 of 50. I have been on a consumables spending freeze until I made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock exempt).***************
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Card Club - Teddy Bear theme
2. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
3. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card with paper
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - must be Christmas