This weeks dare is 'Tartan It Up'.
I would like you to use some sort of tartan on your cards, fabric, ribbon, paper etc.
Having had a search through my stash all I could find was the tiniest piece of Tartan ribbon that’s way too small to use on anything...no idea why I kept it really…..and also a sheet of Tartan paper in a Paper Pizazz 12 x 12 book that I had forgotten about.
So armed with my one sheet of paper I took the easy option and made a Christmas card because Tartan just shouts Christmas, right!
I’ve used the Holly Embossing folder and coloured it with Distress Inks. I then distressed and inked all the edges of the mats and mounted them onto the card with a couple of Red brads, two Green buttons and then finished it off with a touch of sparkle in the way of some glitter glue.
A5 Card Blank – Craft Creations Embossed Hemp
Patterned Papers – Hot Off The Press (Paper Pizazz 12 x 12 Heritage Papers)
Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug (Holly)
Inks – Ranger Distress Ink (Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold & Peeled Paint)
Buttons – Basic Grey
Other StuffVelvet Ribbon
One good thing that’s come from Jo’s dare is that while I was looking for the Tartan paper it got me thinking about the my Heritage Album that I started ages ago and just don’t seem to get around to doing anything to. I’ve now decided it’s about time I did some more to it so I’ve started uploading the pages that I’ve already done onto my other blog Family Footprints in the Sands of Time and then I’m going to make a concerted effort to do some new pages.
So thanks Jo for giving me a kick in the right direction and making me want to start working on it again.