Wednesday, October 14, 2009

100 or so Christmas cards to go!

Like most other card makers I know, Christmas is coming and I've still got 100 or so Christmas card to get made in the next 6 weeks, written in, addressed and sent out. Why on earth don't I do the Christmas Card challenge on splitcoast to reduce my stress - the one where I get 10 cards done a month? I'm silly enough to think I have to be in a 'mood' to do Christmas cards and I find I'm not really in the mood without snow on the ground. I know my reasoning is flawed because there's usually snow on the ground until May in my little corner of the world. But at that time, I'm hoping fervently for little spring blooms and instead of seeing them in my garden, I put them on my cards. Yup, seriously flawed logic.

I cut into my Winter cotton scraps sheet for my last card. Since then, I've trimmed up the other images and have them sitting all lined up, ready to go on my desk. I'll get through them all in short order because otherwise I feel like I'm wasting them. You know, cut into the sheet and used my favourite one, and now I don't know what to do with the rest of them so they sit around gathering dust on my shelf forever because my favourite is gone and now what's the point kind of wasting... These images are just too beautiful to waste!

I embossed the background paper and sponged the edges for a little depth and vintage look. The image is mounted on cardstock, so it is easy peasy to work with. A little layering and she's done like dinner!

Have a splendid day!!!

stamps; none
paper; brown, hazel (bazzill), more mustard (SU!), splash pearlescent (paper accents), dp fruitcake (basic grey)
ink; butterscotch adirondack, vintage photo distress ink (ranger)
accessories; winter cotton scraps (carfty secrets), snowflakes 1 shapeability (spellbinders), fleur de lis border punch (ek success), ribbon (offray), bow easy, adhesive rhinestones


Yvonne said...

This is such a beautiful christmas card!! Your non traditional colors makes it even more special. I love it!!

Simone said...

So stunning!!! What a wonderful card!

Conniecrafter said...

darling image, love the colors and snowflakes too!

Carla Murphy said...

I honestly didn't "get" these cotton pieces... until now (insert Epiphany choir music - lol) NOW I have to get some! This card is just so beautiful.

You're inspiring me so much today to go directly to craft room (& do not pass go). I have these nasty grown-up responsible things to do first before I can play though. 8)

(really love your work Loretta!)

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