Thursday, September 25, 2014

On the production line

When I first started making my own Christmas cards, I did it production line style. Then I realized I wasn't really enjoying it and decided I needed some variety in my cardmaking for it to be fun. However, since I was using the same image three times in this design, I figured it would be just as easy to stamp a few more and make a second card, qualifying for Sarn's Rudolph Day Challenge.  And it turned out I had just enough snippets to turn out two cards that are virtually identical.

The tree (from some cheap little unbranded set I picked up at HL years ago) is colored with pencils, with the star colored with a glitter pen.  There are two layers of glitter garlands on the tree -- I started with Diamond Stickles but once they had dried, I thought they were not obvious enough and added Silver Stickles. (Christmas cards need obvious glitter, right?).

The patterned papers (all snippets) are from an Echo Park stack.  The panel that runs the width of the card has thin red satin ribbon along the edges.

ETA: Whoops, I meant to put a sentiment in the lower right corner....  I'll do that before these get mailed.

I'm entering this card in these challenges

Rudolph Day, September
Pixie's Snippet Playground #143
Word Art Wednesday # 151, Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, Anything Goes
Inky Impressions #178, Anything Goes

8 comments:

  1. These are great Sandy! Love the tree stamp you used. Two more for the box, and two less to make for Christmas :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  2. You've done a fine job here Sandy. Extra glittered too! Terrific tree stamp and nice backing papers.

    Thanks for playing along with Rudolph Day.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  3. hi Sandy! sweet card, I so luv the trees...awesome! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  4. Very nice cards Sandy, really like the tree stamp you have used. xx Jan xx

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  5. I used to do production line for my cards too. Now I might 4-5 the same but not all of them. That's way too boring. I love your whimsical tree cards. Fun papers!

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  6. Super cute thank you for joining us at inky impressions

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  7. Wonderful work, Sandy! Thanks so much for sharing your time and talents with us. Please stop by again soon.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  8. Great creations. Thanks for sharing with us at Inky Impressions this week.
    Cheers Nicole

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