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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Rainbow Joy

Time for another Muse: Christmas Visions challenge card cue...





As some of you may know, I knit little somethings (dish cloths, scarves etc) just about every night while in front of the television.  I came across this fun rainbow yarn that I love and decided to incorporate it into a Christmas card.  I made a template of a tree outline with some leftover plastic packaging by taping some graph paper to the back of the plastic and marked where I wanted to have my "branches".  Here is a photo of that...a very primitively engineered template!


To start my cards, I used an Avery Elle die cut for my dotted frame that I cut from black card stock and white heat embossed my sentiment, Wishing you.  I then placed my template over the black panel and proceeded to pierce the little holes with a piercing tool, creating my tree outline.  Now comes the fun part.  I used a large embroidery needle and threaded it with my yarn and went across from back to front repeatedly until I had my rainbow tree.  
I could have also done this with repeated line stamps in different colors through a triangular open mask had I wanted to stamp the tree image.
My Joy and star shapes were cut from watercolor card twice and glued together, then, I die cut a third one from a sparkling silver paper and layered on top.  I ended up making a dozen of these in three different color combos.  


I hope that your Christmas cards are coming along, or, if you are just getting to it, know that you still have lots of time to create :)
Will you make a rainbow holiday card?  I can't wait to see how you might be inspired and I would love to see you in the gallery!
Thanks for peeking in today!
Chriss





11 comments:

  1. Such a fun Muse card. I love non-traditional colours for Christmas cards.

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  2. Chriss, this is so clever and modern! I love it!!

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  3. Now that is one cool card! Too bad that I am traveling,I would have loved to play along!

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  4. Simply fabulous....so in love with your rainbow stitching!

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  5. These are wonderful cards! Simple but striking design, and using up your yarn scraps at the same time--brilliant.

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  6. Whoa - you rock, girl! That is one incredible stash of Christmas cards. What a great idea to use the rainbow yarn.

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  7. Oh they are lovely!! What a clever idea!

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  8. So cool and wonderfully contemporary, Chriss ... it's brilliant ... love the rainbow ... adore all that delicious texture ... I just want to touch! Hugs & bisous, mon amie, Anita :)

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  9. Wow, not just one inspiring card, but a dozen! Beautiful cards.

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  10. With my crazy week, I don't think I'll make it in the challenge, Chriss, but I just had to stop and tell you how amazing this knitted rainbow Christmas card is!! You are a clever and very talented crafty girl!! Hugs, Darnell

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