The Little Boy With the Knit Cap: Mixed Media Christmas Card

Knit Caps and Stockings

Speaking of knit caps, I can’t believe how cold it got this week. The leaves are gorgeous shades of golden, red and orange and we finally have the weather to match. I makes me so very thankful for a warm shelter!
And speaking of knitting, I don’t know if any of you knit but every year around this time I think, “Oh yeah, I was going to make Christmas stockings.” I rush and make one before Christmas and then loose interest because I know I have a whole year before we need the next one. Well, I made two last year and one the year before. Since we are a family of 5 that leaves me with 2 left to make. Last year my husband requested camouflage yarn for his stocking. I said NO WAY! That redneck trend does not fit into my Boho Christmas decor. Much to my dismay when I went online to look, I found that they do sell camouflage yarn.  The one below is the prettiest camo available but still too dark for my taste.

So, I pulled out my yarn bin yesterday, in an attempt to be productive and my hubby chose a very soft and pretty Navy Blue for his stocking. If you are interested, I am using this free Knit Cable Stocking pattern by Red Heart. I have found it quite easy and it stretches to allow room for lots of goodies! That was the number one criteria for my hubby. Haha. You can tell he likes his boxes of movie theater candy from the dollar store.

Creating the Card

Inspiration

It has been AGES since I have created a card. Ok, not really but a few months. I have been spending a lot of time browsing blog land lately and I came across an old friend, Linda over at the Funkie Junkie. I haven’t kept up with her lovely art since taking a blog break but now I am back and amazed all over again by her neutral color palette, textured backgrounds and elegant style!
She is hosting her annual 12 Tags of Christmas and I thought I would play along this year. I am going to be sharing mostly cards but maybe a few tags. The Funkie Junkie Boutique sponsors this challenge.
Part of the challenge is to be inspired by something on Linda’s tag. For her week #1 tag, I was inspired by the color palette (brown and green) as well as the greenery and sparkly snow.

The Process

To make the card, I took a torn piece of book paper, stamped with embossing ink, applied PaperArtsy Infusion granules and spritzed the background with water. Once dry, I adhered it to the card background and stamped. Lastly, I layered my stamped images.
And I am playing along with Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T Day. Don’t mind my messy side table. I am in the middle of a lot of books with little time to read.
Thank you for stopping by and Happy Tea Day,
Kate

Challenges Entered:

The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas: Tag #1

That’s Crafty Challenge: Forever Floral

Christmas Card Challenge: #24

 



24 thoughts on “The Little Boy With the Knit Cap: Mixed Media Christmas Card”

  • Your card is gorgeous, love the dimension, and the little boy in his cap. Have fun with your knitting. I have bought some wool to knit a cowl, so I’m hoping I get it done! You asked about the Spekulatius forms / moulds. I don’t know any suppliers, but I am sure you will find some online if you do a search on EBAY or Amazon. I buy mine from the baker’s! Hugs, Valerie

    • I just had a quick peak at that site and WOW! Gorgeous molds. Thank so much, Valerie! I am going to have to sit down with a cuppa and browse in depth. I am thinking I will definitely be adding some of these molds to my Christmas list!
      Thank you, Friend!

  • wonderful Christmas Card, love the texture! yes, it´s suddenly become quite cold here, but the stockings knitter in my Family is my mom (who turned 80 this sunday) and we are happy she still likes to do it!
    happy t-day and happy Halloween!

  • Nice to see a card from your hands, it’s a wonderful one! Love the layers and colours you used! Succes with your knitting. i used to knit a lot but stopped when I experienced a very painful tingling in my thumb every time I took it up.

  • such a beautiful vintage Christmas card Kate! Glad for you that your hubby chose a more neutral yarn for his stocking. I did learn to knit years ago but never really got the hang of it. I much prefer to crochet even though I like the tightness of the knitted stitches and patterns better.
    Happy T day!

  • Such a magical Christmas card! It has a wonderful vintage feel and the colours are amazing 😁. It’s turned colder here in the last week too. Have fun with your knitting and wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

  • good morning, I love your card-just beautiful I do not knit but I do weave. I would say to knit up camo for your hubs since that is what he loves-and the yarn you shared is gorgeous-kind of a compromise–but that’s me I have never been into matching anything-we have an old home with a hodge podge of things.not quite redneck but probably close lol Happy T Day Hugs Kathy

  • Kate i love your mixed media card with tall the dimension …I’m not a knitter but i do know a little about crochet… Hubby and my taste are different too…. It can be difficult sometimes to find that compromise.. Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  • I like the pattern on your mug and those plants in the background. Such a sunny spot for them 🙂 I know what it’s like to have books like that, in process at the same time, and I find it a cozy comfort 🙂
    Happy T Tuesday

  • When I first saw the card, I was blown away. I know Darla will be interested, because she’s the knitter in our little T family.
    PLEASE, today is Halloween and I’m not ready to think about Christmas yet. It’s too, too soon. But I simply adore your card.
    Thanks for sharing the process of how you made this card and a peek at your home (LOVE those hardwood floors) and coffee mug for T this Tuesday.

  • Christmas is coming? Already?? You’re getting a good head start, Kate. Love your wonderful vintage-look mixed media card. The close-up looks terrific as your header. You can really see all the sparkly glitter there.
    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

  • It is a fabulous Christmas card, great layers and a super festive hat for the young boy.
    I used to knit, but not anymore so I do hope you get the stocking made for Christmas.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  • This card is absolutely stunning Kate! I love the colour palette and the vintage look! I’ve had a quick look through your blog and I am blown away by your talent .. absolutely gorgeous creations!!! I want to thank you too for visiting and leaving such lovely comments on my blog. Unfortunately, as I don’t have a WordPress account I cannot follow you but I will pop back on a regular basis to take a look at your stunning creations! Have a fabulous day!! xx

  • Such a charming festive card with gorgeous vintage styling. I love the book page panel, and the sweet woolly hat you’ve given the little boy to keep warm. That’s a great holly image too, and it works beautifully as a dimensional embellishment. I hope to play along too, but it’ll be a last-minute dash for me again this year, as I’m away for most of November.
    Alison x

  • Welcome Kate to the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style. So great to have you playing with me this year! Thank you for your kind words about my art. Your card has so many wonderful details – colors, layers, dimension – it’s all there. Your little boy image is fantastic as is the cozy cap you have given him. But my favorites are the beautiful holly leaves and lovely sentiment. Thank you for your contribution to the challenge. Hope to see you back for other challenge weeks.
    Hugs,
    Linda

  • I guess most everyone else reading was rooting for your hubby to get his camo stocking, but not me! Navy blue sounds perfect! Ha ha ha ha ha! I mean yuck! Me and hubby have two stockings. One is a pair of mama/daddy snowmen. The other mama/baby snowmen. It’s easy to remember whose is whose because daddy loves mama most and mama loves babies most. ROTFL! So sad, but probably mostly true. Pray for me girl! He he. Anyway, I’m giddy with inspiration this morning scrolling through your posts, so excuse my silliness. I truly LOVE LOVE this amazing collage.
    You have the bestest stamps! You’ve got to start dropping brands here and there. Big hugs, Autumn

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