Friday, January 8, 2010

The process

I wanted to show my Christmas card with you. I wanted to wait until the cards had gone out, didn't want to spoil the surprise for my friends and family. My card.
With slight variations,
I sent the same card to everyone.

inside the card

signed and dated by the designer

For the first time,
I used a tri-level stamp (the weeds).
A separate stamp contained text.

I used three to four different colors of stickles to decorate the heads of the weeds.

Each item dried overnight. If the ink or stickles get smeared, the effort is wasted. cards dried on top of the table, on the seat of chairs on the ironing board

Because I waited to make my cards until days before they needed to be mailed, it was a tremendous amount of work in a short amount of time. I work full time, so everything was done in the evenings. I worked until I could barely move. Stayed up late. Fifty cards. Note to self: next year, start the process earlier!


Sam and Finley said...

Hello there! Found your blog via a comment on Corgi Butts about the illustration Kelly did for her 100 Followers Give Away! "We" are Sam and Finley and I saw your comment asking if Finley is small or a puppy, and she is a puppy but you mentioned your corgi- Chelsea I presume? she is SO cute!! I love the pictures of her in the snow below- is small! I think Finn is going to be small, too! How big is Chelsea? Finn is 5 months and I'm wondering if she's stopped growing.

Anyway, these cards are gorgeous! I love the design of the weeds, as you called them!

Nicole said...

I love your cards! You do such great work! I didn't even realize the plants were a stamp. It looked so professional.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Those are so cool!

I use my ironing board in crafting too!

Miss Janice said...

Your cards are just beautiful and you are a very crafty girl! Love them.

Laurie said...

These are just gorgeous!!

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