Good evening folks, we are heading towards the halfway point in August already but it also means a new challenge at Perfectly CAS. Here's my card based on this month's theme.
As you can see I went with just the stripes for my take, well I suppose there are a few dots on the Wesley Bobs. 'Wesley Bobs?', I hear you cry, well my friend and work colleague Jenny calls Christmas baubles that. She's from an area in the Heavy Woollen district of West Yorkshire, known to the locals as Cleckheckmondsedge or Cleckliverwike and Methodism was quite strong there, so perhaps the Wesley part is a nod to Wesleyanism. Not sure what the bobs bit is, perhaps because they bob around on the tree? Any road up, I quite like the term and it's certainly stuck in my mind, even after I left work 15 years ago!
Over at As You Like It, they want you to use your favourite primary colour in a card. Well anyone of my kids will tell you that my fave colour has to be red and white, the colours of my football team, Sheff Utd. So for this Christmas design it was a no brainer, red it was.
The background to my baubles was stamped using a couple of solid Background Builders stripe stamps from Uniko in the 4 reds in Altenew's Tea Party set onto a panel of white card from which I cut my small panel. Using 3 of the baubles from STAMPlorations Christmas Baubles set, I stamped them in Versamark and then heat embossed with white EP. I continued the string behind the top right bauble by masking off the bauble and stamping the string again in line with the first. Rather than leave the striped pattern showing, I added some more red with a finger dauber, coloured the hanger with a white pastel pencil and then stamped the greeting and white heat embossed it too.
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