Thursday, December 6, 2012

Something a little different - napkin art

Last weekend I took another wonderful class with Debi at Country Lane Scrapbooking. I swear Debi must spend most of her time just thinking up ideas for different ways to use materials and products because she continually amazes me with her creativity. This time she had us use a napkin (yes, a napkin) as our card base and then embellish from there.
Don't let the traditional colours fool you - this ain't your mama's Christmas card!
The napkin we started with was quite adorable but I'm thrilled with the finished, more interesting product. After removing all of the extra layers from the napkin, it was adhered to a piece of cardstock (I used a brayer to get it really smooth). To alter the design, I added a real button on the belt, some glitter on the snowflakes and pompom and, best of all, a new face. The face is part of a Stampotique stamp ("Clover") and it adds just the right touch of freaky. The final touch was the addition of a Stampotique Mini Ornament in the bird's beak. I'm sure many will disagree but this is just my favourite Christmas card so far this year! But who to give it to????

Christmas Cards All Year Round - card with santa
Crafty Catz - recycle (napkin & the button came from a shirt)
Dream Valley Challenges - non-traditional Christmas
Fab 'n Funky - non-traditional Christmas
365 Cards - pick a pattern: Stripes
Poisoned Peas Please - walking dead (tell me this doesn't look like a zombie santa!)
Forever Night - anything goes
Sparkle & Glitter - twisted holidaze


  1. What a wickedly cool creation! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us over at Sparkle and Glitter with RSD :)

  2. Love this Christmas card! So wonderful different and creative. Absolutely the coolest Christmas card I´ve ever seen! Well done, Shelley!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Dream Valley.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Dream Valley Design Team Member

  3. Hahaha - fabulous way to creep out the card !!! LoL This is brilliant.
    Thank you for playing along at Poisoned Peas too xxx

  4. Great card!I just love how you do Creepmas! Brilliant job here. Thank you for sharing with us at Poisoned Peas Please blog for our "Walking Dead" challenge!
    (PPP DT)

  5. That is brilliant; I think there is a whole "thing" called napkin art! Thanks for joining in at Poisoned Peas, Please and good luck. Vee xx

  6. Fab project, absolutely in love with it!!! Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please.

  7. I love your creative imagination. wonderful card. Thanks for playing with us at poisoned peas please.
    susan s.

  8. I love your card. So avant guard! Thank you for joining us at 365 Cards! Best, Yvonne