card positioning systems' #142, to be precise, was of invaluable assistance last night in the making of this card:
as you can see, for the first time in about 3 weeks, i have *NOT* machine stitched on this card. nope. i went back to hand-stiching! (wellllll......it just needed *something*...but there's a practical reason, too--that gauzy india paper makes it rather hard to adhere anything securely on top!) i am quite pleased with the newest version of my torn-layers xmas tree, as well (fair warning: you'll be seeing THIS again, folks!) : i traced a bazzill "big chip" for the cute shape, used a whole bunch of tiiiiiiiiny green scraps to build the layers from the bottom up, inked very lightly in medium gray around the edges and popped the whole thing on foam tape. the white background was a complete accident--i was headed in a totally different direction--but when i found this piece of filmy sparkly goodness, i did an abrupt about-face. i love the finished product, i think it's almost a bit heidi van laar-ish*, don't you??! :)
check another card off the BIG LIST, missus claus!!!
*HAPPY BIRTHDAY, heidi!!! ♥♥♥