Hello! I already missed the deadline for one of the challenges I was going to enter this in, so I thought I better get this one turned in before it was too late!
I made this card for the Throwback Thursday Challenge at My Creative Time - use an older cartridge, make it Christmas themed, and include material somewhere on your project. Also entering it in the Inking it Up Old School Challenge - use an "old school" cartridge.
To start off, I'm excited to tell you how I made the background! It was something new that I tried for the first time! I used some canvas that I have been having a LOT of fun with lately! I took my Cuttlebug snowflake folder, sprayed it with dark Walnut Ink, then wiped ALMOST all of the ink off (the first time I didn't wipe it off enough and ended up with brown fabric!). I then laid my square of canvas inside, and ran it through my Cuttlebug. And when I say wipe most of the ink off - I mean it should look like there is NOT enough on it - then it will be right! I love the effect this has - and I'm sure I will be playing with this technique a lot in the future!
Anyway, I frayed the edges a bit, then stitched it to the background paper. I cut my image from A Child's Year (this was the second cartridge I ever owned! I still love it!), inked the edges, and added a bit of doodling. The sentiment frame is cut from Once Upon a Princess then inked, and the sentiment is from Emma's stamps. I tied it on with a bit of Baker's Twine.
I am also entering this in Made It Myself Monday's linking party over at You Had Me At Craft. Stop on over and check out all of the fun projects over there!