Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Christmas cards! FINALLY!
So I know at least some of my cards have been delivered so I thought it is about time to show you them. I made 40 of these and then pillaged my stash for the others.
Here they are all laid out and ready to be addressed and written out. It's funny - I had this aha moment when I was finishing making them when I realized that was only half the work! I kind of forget when I get wrapped up in them that I need to write them all out! I was tempted to send them blank but I didn't. **kidding**
When I first did my mock up, I thought "yeah, that's easy...I can knock those out pretty quickly." Yeah, right. Once I had already cut everything then I remembered the Nestabilitying, paper piercing on the large oval, placing the little rhinestones in the corner, the Stickling and the Shimmerzing. Ah well...I like them!
The snowman is from PTI Made of Snow. I was a little intimidated by all the pieces but he came together nicely. I saved myself a lot of time by stamping him on scratch paper and then lining up my clear stamps on a large block for the body and hat on one and the head and buttons on another. Then I did scarf by itself. Saved SO much time.
The base is PTI Vintage Cream. The DP is from Good Cheer and is called Sugar Cookies. It's got the Night Before Christmas story printed on it. Totally cute. Then I used SU Soft Sky for the blue. I was going to use PTI Aqua Mist but my pad seems to not be a good match to the cs. It's very green - almost like a jade green. So, I reached for my Soft Sky (my last pack! *gasp*) and it worked fine. The ribbon is my other favorite (besides the faux suede stuff) - the reversible pink/light pink ribbon. It was a good match for the Regal Rose that I used and is so silky smooth and easy to tie. The little rhinestones are here. They come in lines on the sheet so I just cut them apart. I snipped two together and then one by itself, that way I only had to line up the one. Another quick timesaver.
The finishing touch was the Angel Wings Shimmerz for the snowman body and the Waterfall and Frosted Lace Stickles on the hat. Cutie right?