Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Krafty Santa


     I'm so happy with how this card came out.  It was a total experiment for me.  I LOVE LOVE kraft paper and I wanted to get some kind of unique look with it.  I decided to cut my kraft paper into 1/2" strips, ink their edges and weave them together.  I then cut a section out for the front of my card and popped it on top of a card base and some of the last little bit of the Basic Grey Jovial paper pad I have left.
     The image is one I found on the internet and the sentiment is computer generated.  I made the flowers out of the Basic Grey paper and added the leaves and pearl trim to the little bouquet.  I ruched some seam binding and topped it with a pretty piece of twisted trim.  I hope you like it as much as I do.
     I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Kraft Journal--kraft cardstock
City Crafters--kraft cardstock
Craft Your Days Away--punches and die cuts

Thanks for stopping in!


Supplies


Papers:  Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock, Basic Grey Jovial collection, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Inks+:  Vintage Photo Distress ink, Diamond Stickles
Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (S4-114), Classic Scalloped Ovals Large (S4-111), EK Success Retro Flower punches, Martha Stewart Rose Leaf punch
Miscellaneous:  Hug Snug seam binding, Celebrate It trim, Wright's pearl trim, Recollections adhesive rhinestones

19 comments:

  1. What a totally gorgeous idea to weave your kraft paper Tracy! Absolutely brilliant!! I'm in love with your Santa card!! Hugs, Ira

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  2. love your card, tracy! wowee, you weaved the paper together, amazing. love how it came out! wonderful embellishments. tahnks for sharing and hope you're doing well. *hugs* steph :)

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  3. Oh my Tracy! This card is Gorgeous!! I LOVE it! WOW! Merry Christmas! Regan

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  4. Wow, that is amazing, I can see lots of effort in this, love that ribbon treatment too!

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  5. Oops, I forgot to say, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB! : )

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  6. Clever and beautiful! The weaving turned out wonderfully and that vintage santa is wonderful!

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  7. Oh Tracy! The woven kraft is amazing! Such a gorgeous card! I need to start using some other words but "gorgeous" just always fits so beautifully! Well...beautiful fits gorgeously too! lol :o)

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  8. Tracy, I honestly don't even know what to comment here, anything I could say would pale in relation to just how beautiful this card really is... your designs are always gorgeous, but this one really takes the cake.

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  9. Tracy, this is just beautiful! The weave is simply amazing!

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  10. Well no wonder it looked so 3D - it really is ! Just in the time I have known you, you have become one of the best talents out here, and I mean that with every bit of my being. You are always learning, and always growing, always expanding your mind. **** WINNER ALERT ****

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  11. Unbelievable beautiful ... love what you did with the Kraft ... such a stunning card ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

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  12. That pleated ribbon making is gorgeous! And the floral pattern well-matched! Nice!

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  14. Hi Tracy, what a beautiful festive card, the vintage look is just fabulous and I love what you've done with the kraft card. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, hope you have a wonderful Christmas and good luck with the challenge xxx

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  15. Well Tracy your card is fabulous.. I love that vintage santa image.. Your kraft card looks perfect.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  16. Such a gorgeous card! LOVE that image and your embellishments! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

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  17. YAY Tracy!! Congratulations for winning over at the Kraft Journal! WooHoo for you!! :o)

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