I am playing along with the Mojo Monday #261 sketch and The Paper Players #115 Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. For the latter, I chose to work with the top row of elements on the board: Christmas, Sparkle/Bling, and Ribbon.
So here is my somewhat-rustic Christmas card:
I used a few new stamps here. The wreath is from O Christmas Tree by Verve, and the sentiment is from Holiday Wishes by PTI. I used some Copics to color in the wreath image a bit, and then decked it out in some rhinestones bling. I also added some machine stitching to the banner and the background panel. The music DP is from a new Pink Paislee paper pack I picked up recently, and the ribbon is PTI’s Ripe Avocado.
After I finished the card, I wondered if the background was too busy, or if I should have cut the center from the wreath. But I won’t stew about it for very long. I wish I could find time to create in the morning, when my brain is fresh… er….
I am trying to get into the Christmas spirit, and to find some card ideas for easily-mass-produced cards, since I send out a LOT of cards during the Holidays – for our family Christmas card and also as little gifts. I am hoping to finalize some things next week when we are on break from lessons. This one, though, will not make the cut for the ‘easily-mass-produced’ requirement. It took me more than an hour, and I don’t see myself making 60+ of these.
Anyway. As I’ve seen on so many blogs, everyone else seems to be miles ahead of me, so wish me luck as I gear up for the Holiday card making fest!
Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
Stamps: O Christmas Tree (Verve); Holiday Wishes (PTI)
Paper/Cardstock: White Cardstock (Xpedx); Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (SU!); Kraft, Ripe Avocado Cardstock (PTI); Designer Paper (Pink Paislee – London Market); Doily (Wilton)
Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Early Espresso (SU!); Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger); Copic Markers
Embellishments: Rhinestones (Kaisercraft, Recollections); Ribbon (PTI); Thread
Tools: Standard Circles Die (Spellbinders); Sewing Machine