9 December 2011

Daring Card Makers go Nordic this Christmas!


Here's my go at this weeks Daring Cardmakers dare set by Fran to make a Nordic themed/inspired card.
I started off with the red and white colour scheme collecting bits and pieces to use then set about laying them out on my card base. I started with all the embellishments at the bottom then decided just before I stuck them all down to flip it around and have them at the top kinda like they're hanging I guess but I'm not sure it's worked because my eye keeps thinking there's something missing? Once they're stuck down, (and stitched down in this instance) there's really no going back!
I made the little felt heart adding some stitches with embroidery thread but the crochet snowflake I cheated and bought from Paperchase. The red dotty paper is Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas and the kraft dotty paper is MME Kraft Funday. The greeting is ribbon but it's all stitched so it's got that lovely Nordic/stitched kind of look.
Pop on over to Daring Cardmakers to have a go at this weeks challenge, we can't wait to see what you come up with! www.daringcardmakers.blogspot.com
xx Leo


Natty said...

It's simply gorgeous Leo, that crocheted snowflake and felt heart are a match made in heaven. :D

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Wonderful card, that snowflake and heart are just perfect for this theme and I just love that greeting ribbon, it's just like a knitted jumper!

purple_pea_fran said...

Love it, Leo! Just perfect 'Nordic-ness' ;) Fran x

Traceyr said...

OOO I love this card and think that you were right to have the embellishments hanging - they look fab. I really like your embroided heart.