I’m sharing an ugly Christmas sweater I created for a fun challenge created for all of us in Amy’s Inkin’ Krew, by our team leader, Amy Koenders. When she issued the challenge, I got to thinking about how much I loved flamingos, and how easy it would be to make a gaudy Christmas sweater with one. So here goes:
Do you have a favorite “ugly” Christmas sweater? I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? I found the measurements for the creation of the sweater part of my card HERE in case you want to make your own ugly Christmas sweater card!
First, I measured and cut my Whisper White Thick card stock base, then did the same with my Pop of Pink card stock sweater base. I adhered them with liquid glue, then cut the neckline and waistline Pop of Pink polka dot strips.
I pulled out some Melon Mambo 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon and glued it to the center front. Then, I cut a small piece of a Delicate White Doily and attached it to the center front. Next, the neckline strips were adhered with glue. I added the waistline “binding” with glue and then began the decorating.
I stamped the flamingo in Melon Mambo onto whisper White card stock and fussy cut with my paper snips. My Christmas trees, bow and snow flakes were die cut with the Christmas Stockings Thinlets Dies from Silver Foil. The faux necklace, also Silver Foil, was die cut using a die from the Cheerful Tags Thinlets Dies. I used 3 Metal Rimmed Pearls for the buttons and attached them to the snowflakes. Pearl Basic Jewels were added to the necklace. Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added to the trees, the bow, the heart, and randomly on the rest of the card.
I adhered a panel of Pop of Pink DSP to the inside card base. I used the Happy Christmas stamp from Oh What Fun for the inside sentiment. It is stamped in Melon Mambo ink.
Hope you enjoyed my ugly Christmas sweater for today! You may want to check out some of the other team member’s cards today. I think they are sharing too.
Mary Deatherage at StampsnLingers.com
Amy Koenders at StampWithAmyK.com
Jaimie Babarczy at StampItUpWithJaimie
If you decide to make one, too, I would love to see it. Send me a picture via email, or post it on my Facebook page!
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