Sunday, December 5, 2010

12 Trendy Days of Christmas - Day Seven

Todays trend at For The Love of Paper is Burlap!  I've seen a lot of Christmas decorations that have burlap lately, especially coupled with bling and velvet!  I like that shabby chic look, very home-spun!

I pulled out this fun image from Inkadinkado, since it has always seemed very shabby chic to me.  The papers are from a DCWV paper stack, and the card base and mats are from my stash.  For my burlap embellishment I sprayed a piece of linen from my cross stitching stash with a quick drying spray starch, then used my heating tool to dry the fabric more quickly. 

I found that placing a piece of scrap cardstock under the linen when I ran it through my Cuttlebug made for a cleaner cut with my Spellbinders die.  The spray starch kept the linen from fraying, and then I topped the two-layered flower with a button from CTMH.  A simple bit of twine threaded through the button finished it off!  I sponged all the layers with CTMH Chocolate and colored in the image with Prismas.

Head back over to Kimberly's blog to check out the other samples!

Thanks for looking!


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