Well, as I mentioned in my previous post, I was so inspired by a card design made by the uber talented Joy, you can see her card here, that I basically cased her design and made quite a few of my Christmas cards using it! So thank you Joy for inspiring me to get some cards made! I'll show you one today:
Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah; My Mind's Eye
Ink: Black Stazon; Versafine Onyx Black; Vintage Photo & Antique Linen distress ink
Stamps: Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous; Paper Smooches
Other: Dimensional squares; Clear embossing powder
I love that happy Santa image. This was one of my first stamps that I purchased and I decided to get him out for this card. The designer paper was trimmed to size and adhered to some white cardstock for some sturdiness. I then inked the edges first with Antique Linen and then some Vintage Photo. Finally I stamped and clear embossed the sentiment onto the panel.
So easy, before I knew it I had made about 6 cards following my new challenge to make 2 of the same cards each time, so 3 different images later and I was happy. I did not add a border on the top and bottom like Joy did, simply because my sentiment was too large. But I am still using this design and hope to be able to incorporate that border idea in.
Only a few more sleeps and we get on a plane to South Africa! I have to wrap all the gifts, pack the suitcases, check all the paperwork is in order, finish my XMas cards, post them and very importantly, spend some time with my buddy Lisa whom I am going to miss tons! She is small enough to put into my suitcase but I don't think her husband would be very happy with me!
Ok, off to see how many more XMas cards I need to make. In the meantime, have a fabulous day and I hope to pop by your blogs later tonight!