It’s time for a new challenge over at The Male Room, and it’s a fun one! This time around we’re looking for projects that are Inspired by Ugly Sweaters. If you’re stuck, how about doing a web search for ugly sweaters and seeing what comes up to inspire you? My original plan was to use a load of pompoms to create an ugly sweater inspired design, but I ended up changing directions and going for a more clean and simple project, with a knit pattern to tie in the theme.
I started by cutting down a snippet of Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock into a triangle shape. I then used Altenew Ruby Red ink to ink up a cable knit pattern embossing folder. I positioned the triangle snippet in the embossing folder and ran it through my embossing machine, resulting in an embossed design in red and white.
I used another snippet of white to create the background panel for my card. I cut it smaller than my red card base and adhered it into place with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue. I used the same glue to add my embossed piece, and finished the card by stamping a sentiment from the stamp set that came in Love From Lizi’s November card kit, Enchanted Lake.
Whilst my sweater-inspired card was quite simple, you could go as elaborate as you like with your own design. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a Christmas project, and it’s up to you whether you keep the ugly aspect of the ugly sweater or not. If you’d like to join in or get more information make sure to head over to The Male Room. You can also see more inspiration there from the rest of the team, or alternatively you can visit their blogs directly via the links below.
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Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas and Optional: Something Beginning With R
Less Is More – Pick A Triangle (Looking back at the challenge I realised that I was probably supposed to keep my sentiment inside the triangle area, too… Whoops!)
Rudolph Days – Anything Christmas
Sweet Stampin’ – Add a Pop of Red
The Male Room – Inspired By Ugly Sweaters
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Lady Joyful (that’s me!)