Don’t you love this Christmas swag that Vicki made ? When I spotted it on her blog I knew I'd have to try making one sometime.
It's made with supplies from a kit here (love their stuff). The center doily grabbed my eye; I don't think I've ever seen a printed doily ?? I wondered if it was printed or stamped. I decided I would give printing a go since I am not taken with my stamping skills. Here is what I came up with …after more than one attempt J. This digital thing may be basic for most folks but not here in the “Hollow!
I found an image copied it into Word, adjusted the image size, then simply repeated pasting the image onto the page. Then the real fun started. At best I abhor my printer … I’m sure it’s me but we always disagree - sometimes it gets really nasty where there is a globing of paper and sometimes even cursing is involved – anyway … I ended up taping the doily onto the page using painter’s masking tape (the blue tape that peels off easily). I found that placement of the doily on the page was important; the doily needs an inch or so below the edge or else as the paper feeds the printer (at least mine) eats the edge of the doily. I also found that securing tape under the doily in the center is a delicate operation (it tears). So here is what I ended up with.
Now secure in my doily printing skills (and about 3 hrs into it) I did another doily using vintage Christmas paper wrap from here - I've become a doily printing fool.
On another note I made myself a Hippo under glass vignette for Christmas, the best $1 I've spent in a while (Dollar Tree hippo) makes me smile every time I look at him J