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Thursday, September 6, 2018


I've made another Christmas card, this time using no stamps.
The bird image is cut out from a DP and I placed it in top of a leftover piece from a Tim Holtz DP.
I like using kraft paper and for the background I gave it a whitewash with gesso and I used a striped embossing folder.
Die cut greeneries, string and a fabric sentiment sticthed in place.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
This card is for:
The Library Challenge - #14 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Allsorts - #483 Things with Wings
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #35 Anything Christmas Goes


brenda said...

A really delightful Christmas card with the lovely bird image, perfect for our 'Things with Wings' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thyanks for joining in.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Definitely a lovely Christmas design, the pretty bird is a great addition to the design.x

meg said...

Brilliant make Pia, the papers tone beautifully with the image and embellishments

scrAPpamondo said...

Great idea using gesso before embossing, Pia! Love the background you have obtained and the machine stitching to keep in place the label sentiment!! The string adds a rustic feel just perfect for the beautiful bird image! Love this Christmas card!

KraftyKoolKat said...

A really fantastic creation Pia.

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Pia..I love the background embossing and inking and the little bird is your card design..


Mervi said...

Gorgeous card Pia, lovely trad colours and natural feeling.
The little sewing is also the "thing".
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Kathleen said...

A really super image and a lovely design. Thank you for joining our 'Things with wings' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

*Vicki* said...

That bird image is absolutely GORGEOUS Pia! Love the stunning details with your embossed background and the stitching details with the sentiment and your pretty vine elements! Really lovely design! HUGS

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and image Pia---the ATC trading coins are two and a half inches in diameter
Carol x

Laurel Kerr said...

Beautiful card and DP Pia..Loz

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Pia, such a pretty image and you have framed it beautifully.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Marina said...

A fabric sentiment? That's new to me. I love the stiching - for some reason I can't get my sewing machine to do zig-zag. This is a beautiful, timeless, Christmas card. Thanks for joining The Library.

Tammy said...

What a stunning card and image Pia! I love the embossed background with the polka dot paper, awesome pairing!

Lena said...

You know the last few years I specifically only buy Christmas paper that I can cut out images for cards :-) Sometimes, they are just perfect to make a card or two or sometimes even to mass produce. Love how you adorned your card to show off your sweet bird.
Have a wonderful day.

Monika Reeck said...

sweeet Image and clever way to added that leaves and twine too
lovely corugated paper there Pia
wonderfully made my friend