So in between work, family, classes and a few hand injuries I managed to get almost 60 Christmas cards made and sent off, which is pretty good for me – not as many as I would like to have sent, but more than I have sent some years! I tend to stay away from snowflakes and snowmen as Christmas is generally pretty hot here in Australia, the new Embellished Ornaments caught my eye when I first saw it in the catalogue and I made some cards recently using Everything Eleanor so it was still on my desk. The card was probably a bit more involved than ideal for mass production, but I loved it so didn’t want to change anything!
The ornament was stamped fully in Soft Sky ink, then I used a sponge dauber in Mossy Meadow ink to go over the bottom part of it & Lost Lagoon to go over the top part of it. I then gold heat embossed the sentiment onto it and die cut it, I do prefer using the magnetic plate for framelit cutting as it prevents anything from shifting.
I gold heat embossed the flourish from Everything Eleanor onto the top of a piece of Whisper WHite card 4 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ (yes I know that’s an imperial measurement, but the notecards are imperial sized so thus when I cut down the mat layers they are also in imperial as it’s just well easier that way!). The ornament was then popped up with Dimensionals and a gold ribbon bow added with a glue dot. The whole front was layered onto a piece of Lost Lagoon card stock 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ in size before putting onto the folded notecard.
I do hate naked envelopes so I stamped the holly from the set onto the front & back of the left side of the envelope (I totally love that the notecards come not only pre-scored but with envelopes) anyway I stamped the holly in Mossy Meadow ink, coloured the leaves in with an Aquapainter (I wasn’t too fussy about that part so not perfect). The red berries I added with a cocktail stick by mixing some Crystal Effects with Real Red reinker and leaving it to dry.
I know there were some people that I missed on my list, but I still have a couple of days to make New Year cards don’t I?