Topic: Paper Embroidery
Next swap card ready... assignment: reindeer.
I had some 12x12 printed cardstock that I picked up a few years ago and cut it up into pieces suitable for card fronts. I chose one with a deer in a circle element with other decorative patterns in the background.
Since the requirement was to include paper embroidery, I pulled out the circle frame I've used several times and arranged it to lay along the left border of the feature circle. I pricked it into the cardstock and then free-handed a few extra scrolls.
The swirls of this mimic the big bow on the reindeer's neck and the color echoes a portion of the plaid.
I mounted the piece on a bordering burgundy then on a dusky green card base.
I used a rubon for the text and added a sticky-back red pearl to decorate the nose. Hello Rudolph!