Hello friends! I hope your week is going just splendidly!
I have a couple apron cards to share today. These were made as class samples for the Christmas classes Kelley is offering. For both of them, I used this month's Jesus is the Reason for my sentiment on the pocket in Real Red, and the Stitch Background. For the top one, I embossed the Stitched Background onto red with white embossing powder. I added touches or lace and seam binding, and I matted the red with white. I cut the apron with the ODBD Custom Apron and Tools Die set. To create a mat from a die like this, all you do is trace the outside line of the die onto card stock and cut it out. For this apron, all that really involves is cutting the two arm hole arches. The top is lined up on an A2 top fold, just inside of the fold so the die won't cut it, and the sides are lined up with your trimmer.
For the card below, I left off the white matting and made the card itself the die cut size. This makes the card a little smaller than A2 but nicely fits in a standard A2 envelope. I stamped the Stitch Background on real red with white Craft and did not heat emboss it for this one. As you can see the stitching still shows up well, but not as vividly as the embossed image does. The lace on this one is pre-gathered lace from my local Fabric store, and the tools are from the Die set I thought these would be cute at Christmas since we all do some extra baking at that time of the year.
I am submitting these to this week's ODBD Shining the Light Challenge, which is to create your own background... no deisgner paper! We'd love to have you play along!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to know which one you like better!