Fortunately Elaine never reads my blog --- and I have the perfect Christmas card all made for her. I thought it would be hard to follow last year's card which was a snowman dead, face down in the snow, stabbed with his own carrot ... but when I saw this card and found the tutorial online, I had to try it!
Gathering the ribbon for the elastic was an "ah ha" moment, I think I will be doing that again and again... but not for boxer elastic of course.
Couldn't find my sanding block and tried a pencil eraser. Some distressing, but not enough. So I took the card and rubbed it on the bricks in the basement. Worked great aside from the fact I have some slightly discernible red stripes on the powder blue paint of the brick wall. Oh well. Adds character.
Why do I feel I have to hide this card from Mike !