Today I thought I'd share with you some of the Christmas cards that I have been busy making over the last week or so in-between holidays & everyday life.
This first card is actually a left over piece of paper that I used on another card the other day. I was stumped with what to do with it as it's not what I would normally use. But I didn't want to waste it either. So I decided to keep it simple & just stamp a sentiment onto it. The pp is from Just Believe 6 x 6 pad by Kaisercraft. It's not a normal sized card it measures just over 6 inches long. I really am pleased how this turned out.
This card is a mish mash. It's simple but I think it's flawed. I had this piece of spotted paper left over from the 24 scramble. It had a tag shape cut out of it (under the image) so I decided to stamp a deer in the negative space, but it didn't look any good. So I put it aside to have a think about it. Meanwhile I had printed up a heap of digi images & this is one of them. I coloured it in with my copics & then used distress inks to colour the background. I stupidly then decided to spritz it with a combination of Pearl Ex & water. While it looks nice & shimmery the ink from the printer ran slightly (if you look closely at the snowball & buttons on the snowman you will see what I mean). So this morning I decided to put the two together. I used a left over scrap from a Manilla tag & my Spellbinder tag dies to cut out the tag. I added a button brad & hoped for the best. ;o)
I am really pleased with this card. I used up some scraps, a leftover stamped wreath, some ribbon that I've been hoarding (for a few months) & some buttons (that I've been hoarding forever). I also tried something new - I used my brayer with Iced Spruce Distress Ink to add colour to the Swiss Dot embossed c/s. I think it's the first time I used my brayer for it's intended purpose! Shocking I know ;o).
Well lovelies, I'm off to google/you tube how to "organise yourself for Christmas books". Maybe next year I will be sorted!!!!