Hello again everyone! Only two and a half weeks till Christmas now, have you got your cards sent out yet? I’m almost finished preparing my mail.
I’ve made a lot of Christmas cards this year for me, my mom and my sister. I showed you the first batch of Christmas cards in Tuesday’s post and I have even more to show you today! I was quite happy with a lot of the cards in that post. These one’s I’m showing you today though, I’m not so sure about. Let me know what you think about them.
First up, a card I’m happy with and a card I’m not:
I used more of that starry night paper I mentioned loving last time, again with the green paper for the hill. I like how the tree one came out because it’s so simple and the tag colour matched the sky. I’m not as happy with the house though – I tried to make it look like there was a mountain behind but I couldn’t get it to look snow-capped and also the sentiment tag I used doesn’t really match.
This next card turned out a little better, although I messed up my stamping on the side.
I liked how the silver bauble card I showed last time turned out so I tried it again, this time making several small ornaments, and also, I only covered some of them with the adhesive gems.
Sometimes, I like to leave the front of the card without a sentiment.
Also, remember those small button cards from last time? I had a big bag of green buttons of various sizes and shades so I tried them out on a large 8×8 card.
It’s not the neatest looking tree! Because the buttons are different sizes, shades and styles, it’s a little tricky to get the shape while trying not to leave huge white gaps, but you can get it, with some patience.
This next card is another card that uses green triangles for trees, although for this one I used some black card to make a night sky and a white gel pen to make some snow.
And this card is just a simple piece paper, die cut decoupage image and a tag (sometimes the simple cards end up the better off ones!):
Two very different cards but made using the same paper now:
See? Simple often works out better! This one is just a piece of paper that I accidentally cut too small for the card front which I then laid some ribbon on top, added a bow and stamped a sentiment.
Apologies for the poor quality of these next few photos, I took them at night with really bad lighting!
I like the second card above, the paper is absolutely gorgeous so I didn’t want to do too much too it. Some of the wood embellishment snowflakes I had matched up a bit with those on the paper so I stuck three down and just left it at that. For the first one there, I tried making a tree shape but my cutting is pretty dodgy!
I stuck with that simple present shape for these cards, one using paper and the other using blocks of adhesive gems:
So that’s another batch of cards shown. Two fifths of the way through this stack! (I did mention making an awful lot of cards!).