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 fourth 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 hornizontal cards
The vertical 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 started by dry embossing a dotted pattern on each card base. I added some ink blending with Distress Inks to help the dots stand out. The dots did not fill in the entire card base, so I added a die cut border to the vertical cards and an ink stripe in the same ink color to the horizontal cards.
I stamped, colored, and die cut the pups. I used colored pencils that matched the Distress Inks I used. I also did a little surgery on the dogs heads to the scarves would appear to be under their ears or faces. I added the sentiments on either the die cut border or on a strip of grey cardstock. Lastly, I adhered everything think together.
Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Forest Border
Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays dies
Ink: Simon Says Stamp Ink in Slate
Hope you enjoyed the card