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Leather Holiday Card Project by Kitten-of-Woe Leather Holiday Card Project by Kitten-of-Woe
This is the holiday card I made and sent to dA for the Holiday Card Project 2007 [link], and yes, it is made out of leather. It is 3 5/8" by 6 1/2" and is all leather except for the stars, which are ultrasuede, because I thought the off-white creamy color was nicer than stark white leather and was also easier to attach the rhinestone to.

Why leather? Cuz give me some paper and all I'm able to do with it is draft patterns or make shopping lists on it, that's why ;). *Jagarnot had to draw out the bunnies for me, in fact, she drew all the animals I've ever done, which is not easy to do because they have to be executable in leather.

This is a holiday card but also an ornament. On the back is a cut-out window underlayed with clear vinyl and underneath I wrote a holiday greeting in ink. At the top is a brass chain (not seen here) so that it can be hung on a tree or on a nail on the wall or whatnot. This is the first card I've ever made to give to the Holiday Card Project because I joined dA only two days before Christmas last year. I think I would like to do another one next year, that is, if dA doesn't have a problem with mine being leather and not your usual and traditional card medium.

to see the card with the attached brass chain (not shown here because it's folded under the card): [link].

My leather Holiday Card for Holiday Card Project 2008:
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Laura-Lynn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love bunnies and this is just too good :)
greeting-cards Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
:whisper: This has been featured in our journal [link] and in this news article: [link]

Merry Christmas! :santa:
YozenMari Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
:aww: those bunnies are adoreable :heart: and whole work alone is very unique - I have never seen card made like this beafore :clap:
Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Thankyou very much! It is a very different medium, isn't it? And, you just reminded me that I need to get to work and get started on this year's card! :omg:
YozenMari Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
:D Good that I have been useful :giggle:
TabithaBlue Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is such a unique piece! It sure beats your regular old hallmark card ;) How long would it take you to make a piece like this?
Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
On and off, it took about two months. And, that's why I make only one of these each year and why I'm already sketching out this year's card. Thankyou very much for faving it! :aww:
TabithaBlue Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem! For the amount of work you've obviously put into it, it really deserves it. Can't wait to see what you come up with this year :D hehe good luck!
laeriana Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
yay! i love bunnies :heart:_________:heart:
awesome leatherwork!
Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
I love bunnies so much, too! The wild bunnies around our place are what inspired me... they're so cute and I could watch them all day long. Thankyou so much for :+fav:ing it! :iconbwavoplz:
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