We had a world traveling Aunt Helen that brought my sister and I Nordic Sweaters when we were young - mine had red in it and Marcia's had blue and both had those lovely flower stamped pewter-like buttons! and I must say - itchy as heck as they were wool!
Today I decorated a lovely basket (I got at the Christmas Tree Shop for just $2.99) using several single stamps from the set to create my own Nordic pattern. See how the patterns of the stamps look like yarn stitches?!
Then I added some read hearts
Then smaller hearts in grey and trees in black ink
And finally I stamped a narrow red strip along the bottom.
Now - this panel is 11" long and the basket measures longer than this around. The basket sides are not straight down so I knew a longer panel would not adhere flat if I went all the way around. So.......
I added red grosgrain ribbon to the top and bottom of the panel with ScorTape - extending the ribbon on the top past the edges of the panel so I could tie it in a bow at the back of the basket. I hate having an open unfinished space and I think this finishes it off nicely!
I used both ScorTape and thick glue dots to adhere the panel to the basket as there is a shiny finish on it and Scor Tape wasn't enough alone to keep it held on. I also made a little tag using stamps from this set to tie around the ribbon with twine.
I've got so many more ideas for using this set - I can't wait to have some more time with it!
So let's go check out what the rest of the Design Team created! I can't wait to see - can you!??! Hope you will stop by again tomorrow to see what we have for Preview Day 3!
Belinda Chang Langner
Julia Aston You are here!
Claire Brennan (Owner)
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Nordic Winter (to be released 10/15)
Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug, London FogAccessories: Heart Punch - Paper Shapers, Fancy Tags - Spellbinders, rhinestones - Kaiser, cropadile, Pure Poppy Grosgrain Ribbon - PTI, thick glue dots, ScorTape, cookies, Basket - The Christmas Tree Shop, Twine - PTI