After creating a different kind of project (nothing major, just wrapping a box in patterned paper), I was left with a stripe of this patterned paper that I just couldn't throw away. Initially, I planned to use its other side that is covered in a soft light blue snowflake pattern, and the card I had in mind would be some kind of a classic white/blue/silver Christmas card with pieces of patterned paper, maybe a focal image, a couple of pearls...
Cutting the stripe in 3 pieces seemed a logical decision as it a) just worked out and b) the piece of paper wasn't that big altogether, so I thought the only use would be to use pieces of it on a card ADDITIONALLY to other embellishments.
As I had no proper idea though, I put the whole project aside, until I noticed that the other side of the cutouts had a quite interesting pattern, too. By chance, the Christmas ornaments were arranged in a way that there was one of them on each paper piece, and soon I began to play with the option of using this as the focal point of my card. No classic white/blue/silver thing with embellishments, just a plain kraft card base with three paper cutouts in a row, and a golden sticker saying Merry Christmas.
Needless to say, things didn't work out like that in the end. After gluing the pieces of patterned paper on golden cardboard, I thought it might look a little more vivid if I arranged them diagonally across the card.
Obviously, there would be no place left for the Christmas message, but I thought I might as well use something else from my stash: a couple of leftover golden border stickers. As they were leftovers, they would differ in length and style, and if I arranged them randomly on the card base, they might even look like pieces of lametta. Said and done:
Even though I considered using 3D pads for the paper pieces, I decided to go without in the end as the golden cardboard is pretty thick and I didn't want to build up too much of a 3D effect considering the golden stickers in the background.
And with this simple gold & brown CAS card, I'm probably going to finish posting for this year. I still do have a couple of things to show and tons of ideas on my mind, but on the other hand, I just can't get rid of the feeling that I'm running out of time on several different levels.
Doing things and not getting anything done, planning and being out-planned... I certainly hope 2019 will be way more organized, and predictable, and full of successfully finished projects!A little contribution to the December collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
- 4 crafty chicks: ATG
- 613 avenue create: ATG
- a bit more time to craft: ATG
- as you like it: ATG
- C.R.A.F.T.: ATG
- cardmania: Christmas
- craft-alnica: holidays
- crafting with an attitude: ATG
- crafty calendar: Christmas time
- crafty sentiments: celebrate
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: ATG as long as it's Christmas
- creative inspirations: feeling festive
- creative moments: ATG
- cute card thursday: ATG
- cutie pie challengeblog: add sparkle
- do-all kreatives: Christmas/New year
- everybody art: Christmas
- friendship challenge: ATG
- fussy and fancy: Christmas/New year
- little red wagon: all things Christmas
- love to craft: ATG
- pennys papertake: ATG
- scrapping4fun: Christmas
- 12 months of Christmas: ATG
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- winter wonderland: ATG Christmas
- wortartwednesday: ATG
- worldwide open design team challenge: ATG