December 31, 2016
I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.
This year for Christmas, my family gave my grandmother card sets. This is second set I made. I wanted to keep them simple because I knew I would be making multiples of each design. I also kept the ease of mailing in mind while designing these cards.
All four cards in the set
The vertical cards
The horizontal cards
Size: A2 card
Extra Details: I wanted each card to be slightly different than the others. To accomplish this, I used different ink colors, orientations, images, and layouts. Even with all of the differences, I tried to keep the sets looking like they belonged together.
I began by stamping the woodgrain background on all of the card bases in medium grey ink. I die cute two rectangles and two circles for the focal images. I added the birds, speech bubble and vines with colored inks; grays and red. I used second generation stamping to fill in the bird. Lastly, I adhered the die cuts to the card bases.
Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Woodgrain Backdrops, Cheery Christmas, and Peace Joy Love
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles
Simon says Stamps Stitched Circles
Ink: Simon Says Stamp Ink in Smoke and Slate
Memento Dew Drop Ink in Lady Bug
Hope you enjoyed the card