19 November, 2017

Three wise men

With the Christmas lights hung up in the cities and final adjustments being made at numerous Christmas markets, it is almost this time of year already. This time of hustle and bustle, loads of shopping and making last-minute Christmas cards. I guess I won't make much of any of these this year, however, it's always good to have at least a couple of cards at hand. Just in case. 
One card in my holiday stash is this rather simple creation inspired by the three wise men. The motif of three crowns was on my to-do-list for ages, however, I only gave it a try when I desperately needed a couple of flat Christmas cards for my exhibition. So, yes, technically it was a hustle bustle last minute card :)
The crowns are made with golden yarn and decorated with a couple of colourful gemstones that should resemble jewels. 
To make the stitched piece more stable, I glued it on two layers of golden cardboard. For the card base, I've chosen brown recycled paper, which I combined with a swirly background from a set of autumn-themed papers. As there was still quite a lot of brown space, I added a punched border of white paper in the very end.
As there are many layers in total, I decided to skip 3D pads this time. The motif seems to pop out nicely anyway. And since it's a stitched motif, I'd like to remind you of our "Christmas cards" themed Fadengrafik Challenge - enter your Christmas themed creations until the end of the month for a chance to win a cool prize.
A little contribution to the November collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
allsorts challengeblog: glitter
as you like it: favourite Christmas colour (gold, as it gives a special, festive touch to any project)
- C.R.A.F.T.: Christmas
cardmania: ATG
city crafter: for the boys
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty catz: ATG
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: ATG as long as it's Christmas
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2: ATG as long as it's Christmas
creative inspirations: sparkle
creative moments: ATG
bawion: ATG
fabnfunky: masculine touch
inspiration destination: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
modsquad: merry and bright
pennys papertake: ATG
12 months of Christmas: optional theme "star struck"
through the craftroom door: ATG
unicorn challengeblog: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG


  1. Oh this looks great. I love the stitching idea. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  2. Wonderful Projekt. I Love the beautiful stitching. I am happy, thanks you play with us at BaWiOn.
    Hughs and good luck

  3. A pretty card with lovely needlework for our Glitter theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  4. Super pretty card, the stitching is just perfect, I love it...
    Thanks for sharing with us at the CRAFT challenge this week..x

  5. Lovely creation, thank you for joining our challenge at CRAFT Challenge this week

  6. Beautiful stitching. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  7. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

  8. Such a pretty and elegant card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.

  9. So gorgeous, unique, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xxxx

  10. Oh my, this is so pretty! Amazing design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CRAFT Challenge!

  11. Lovely christmas card love the stitching and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz good luck and please come back again very soon

  12. Beautifully crafted. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our November challenge 16 at Love to Craft, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for all of my Craftyhazelnut challenges. x

  13. Your crowns are awesome - so unique and clever. We're happy to see you at 613 Avenue Create.

  14. Very effective!! Love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting With An Attitude Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Mary DT Member for Crafting With An Attitude...

  15. this time is a lot of work beautifully done,
    Thank you for playing along with us this time at AYLI challenge.
    Hugs Samantha x

  16. Great card. Thank you very much for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenges.
    Hugs, Iwona