December 21, 2012

RS #42 & MIM #96



For more sleeps till Christmas and I have honestly never been as behind as I am this year.  There is baking to do and presents to wrap but at least the shopping is done.  I am sharing a project tonight for RetroSketches and Make It Monday.  To make my patchwork stocking using the Make 
technique I cut four 1/2" strips of patterned paper and adhered it to cardstock, then I die cut the stocking on an angle.






All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock:  White
Patterned Paper:  Merry & Bright (Carta Bella)
Stamps: Tiny Tags
Ink:  New Leaf
Dies: Stocking, Tiny Tags, Doily Details
other: foam tape, rhinestone, glitter pen (Gelly Roll)

24 comments :

Joyce said...

Super card, and great way to combine the challenges. I am sorry you are so far behind. I hope you get a chance to relax soon.

Lesley said...

So pretty Tracey, I love that die and the clean lines of your card! I am behind too my friend, somehow it will all get done. Wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

paperpsychosis said...

This card is so pretty. The colors are soft and cheerful.

~amy~ said...

This is super cute...love the embossing and the pop of color!

The Paper Parade said...

That patchwork stocking is awesome! My fingers are crossed that you will get a few hours each day in the next four days to get caught up! You can't enjoy the season when you feel so behind!

Lynn said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you embossed along the sides...gives the card amazing texture.

Marybeth said...

Oh, great job on both challenges . Love the embossed white. I am feeling like I am getting behind too,spent the day at one of my daughters to see the kids get awards and Christmas plays. At least you are making time for the important stuff.....crafting ! :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

very very cute! love that stocking!!

Nancy Guse said...

Tracey, your card is beautiful! I love how clean and white the background is with the pop of red, green and blue in the center with the traditional stocking. Great idea! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Annette said...

wow gorgeous Christmas card...Sounds like you have been so busy... Just think of all those smiles...

Merry Christmas to you and your family..

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Tracey. Love the little sotcking, the red doily... the embossed background looks great. Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas and a Peaceful Holiday Season.

Lisa said...

LOVE this one to bits Tracey! Your embossed background is festive and playful, perfect with the cute stocking!

Jean said...

Love the patterned papers you chose for the stocking ~ this one is definitely a favorite of all of the Christmas cards you have made so far! Good luck finishing up everything for Christmas ~ I suspect many of us are in the same situation!

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey, this is just too cute! I love your mix of patterned paper for that adorable stocking. Just so cute!

artful-notions said...

Tracey, love everything detail! From the snowflake background to the star tag. Merry Christmas!

Kara said...

awesome!

Judy1223 said...

Tracey, this is so sweet! I love the pretty paper combinations and the dry embossing...perfect together! Merry Christmas!

Inkyfingers said...

This is gorgeous Tracey and I'm so impressed you managed to make something so close to Christmas. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. Hugs
Carol x

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the embossed background and patchwork focal point - great card for both challenges!

Patrice said...

Love that sweet stocking, Tracey! Merry Christmas!!

Jean Martin said...

Tracey this is adorable! I love that you embossed the background and kept it white. It just makes the rest of the colors pop! Happy Holidays to you and your family!!!

Emily Keaton said...

This is just delightful, Tracey!! I love how you "patchwork"ed that pretty stocking. Great take on the sketch!

Renee said...

Adorable!!
I love the patchwork stocking...
it's perfect!! :)

Michelle said...

Great take on the sketch! Lovely pieced stocking!