Hello, Friends! I’m up today on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog where I ‘m sharing this sweet Christmas Past Santa card. I’ve been having fun incorporating natural fibers into my Christmas creations this year.
The wonderful textures and soft colors of trims I’ve used here really add to the vintage vibe of this 5″ x 7″ side fold card made with Graphic 45’s Christmas Past papers. These circles made from bits of string are so popular right now, and I’ve made mine with Ivory Burlap String, using it to frame my focal image. I used Wired Faux Burlap Ribbon to build the foundation of this card, then added some fussy cut elements from the paper collection to create depth and dimension.
By now, you all know how much I love to make these shabby bows with Ivory Seam Binding. this one was spritzed with some gold mist and then the tails were frayed to add to the vintage vibe. I topped it with a holly berry button.
To make the string “wreath” I just wrapped some12″ strands of the burlap string around the four fingers of my left hand and then I wound 2 of the loose ends around the outside edge of the wreath tying a knot at the top. The “tail” was lightly frayed with my crafting pick. I watered down some white glue, ran it over the tail with my fingertips, then wrapped them around the end of a small paintbrush and let them dry. I carefully slid them off and the pretty curlicue in the photo was set in place.
I topped my wreath with a couple of jingle bells and looped the ends of the thread to make it pretty. Once you get the hang of making these little string wreaths, it’s kind of addictive. Yeah, you’ll be seeing more of them in future projects!
I hope you ‘ll give this technique a try. It’s a quick, easy and cheap way to add texture, design and style to a simple card.
Thanks for stopping by!