Happy Friday! Time for another guest designer to share a project here on the Cropstop blog. Today we have a beautiful card from the talented Sherry Gibson of Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads. I love the way she paired those pretty berry picks with that sweet vintage image.
Here’s what Sherry says about putting her lovely card together: “Hello Everyone, First I want to say thank you to Esther for allowing me this opportunity to be a Guest Designer for CropStop again. For my card…
- I embossed a piece of green ColorCore Cardstock ‘Glitter’ using Darice Embossing Folder ‘Holly Vines’.
- Then I die cut the largest snowflake from the Darice Embossing Essentials Dies ‘Snowflakes’.
- Next I die cut the snowflake three times from the Signature Collection By Sara Davies Contemporary Christmas Dies ‘Festive Trio’.
- I then cut a piece of paper from the The Paper Studio ‘Tattered and Worn’ Paper Pad a little larger than the green glitter paper.
- Then I made my card with white cardstock a little larger than the patterned paper.
- Using the Prima Marketing Distressing Tool I distressed around the green glitter paper, the patterned paper and the card.
- Then I went around both papers and the card using the Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ‘Tea Dye‘.
- After the ink dried, I applied tape to the back of the green paper and attached it to the patterned paper.
- Then I applied tape to the back of the patterned paper and attached it to the card.
- Next I cut a piece of coffee stained lace and glued it onto the card.
- Then cut a piece of Darice Fabric Tape and attached it across the center of the lace.
- Next I: glued the three snowflakes onto the fabric tape.
- I had an idea to use natural twine to make a wreath. So I wrapped like eight strands around my hand and glued the ends in back.
- Then I cut a piece of Darice Hemp Cord ‘Natural’ and wrapped it around the strands to make the wreath. I tied the ends together and glued them in back.
- The holly berries floral stems (Petaloo) were in my stash, thought they were perfect for this card. I stuck one in the wreath and applied glue to the back of it.
- I wanted the digital image to look like it came from an old family photo album, so I cut four black triangle shapes for the corners and glued them in place.
- Next I glued the larger snowflake onto the upper left side of the card.
- Then I cut a piece of coffee stained gauge and glued it onto the right upper part of the card. After placing the image partially inside the wreath I added glue to the back of the wreath and at the bottom of the image, then glued them over part of the gauge.
- Next I tied a piece of Darice Hemp Cord ‘Natural’ on the other holly berries and glued them to the bottom right of the card.
- My dear husband had brought me some cedar tree pods in from outside to dry overnight, so I was able to glue them onto the wreath. I think they add the perfect touch for my wreath. 🙂
I enjoy being a guest designer for CropStop. I hope that you enjoy my card.” Thanks Sherry, we enjoyed having you share your talent with us today!