A Month of Holiday Cards: Day 5

Day 5

I love how this card turned out. I wanted to do something with my extensive (read: excessive) collection of washi tape. I made some gifts, put puff-paint ribbons on them, and realized they’d have to dry overnight. Putting those aside, I decided a circle behind a sentiment would be nice.

  • I layered a piece of card stock with washi tape, then cut out the circle.
  • All the papers are from the Merry Little Christmas collection by My Mind’s Eye. I used two papers for the background, and separated them with some Martha Stewart ribbon.
  • I edged the washi tape circle with red ink, and affixed it with pop dots.
  • I cut a circle out of  patterned paper from the same collection (tip: if you aren’t good at matching papers, like me, just use papers from the same collection!), edged it in red, and stamped a sentiment from the Tis The Season stamp set by Fiskars. Been using that one a lot. Attached it to the washi tape circle with pop dots.
  • It needed a little something more, so I added a brad from the Seasons Greetings set from EP.


Before we go all video mad, here a couple links:


Via The Automata/Automaton blog, this remarkable little archer can pick up his own arrows, aim, and shoot.  I learned a new phrase: Karakuri ningyō, Japanese automata. The gentleman in the video is the last living master of this art.

Process video! The artist is Joe Fenton, and he created Lullaby over the course of two months, and filmed the whole gorgeous process. Via Street Anatomy.

Monstrous Wildlife from Frank Robnik on Vimeo.

Remember Tremors? Kevin Bacon? Reba McEntire? Here’s a handy educational video about Graboids.

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