I love making Christmas cards and always need to start around this time of year to get enough made for family and friends. I have never been one to mass produce my cards as I hate repetition. The new Christmas 2010 release by Stampavie has so many wonderful new images to play with and nothing screams winter holiday like a snow scene filled with snowmen. I want to share my first project using Penny Johnson’s A Magical Christmas.
There is nothing I enjoy more than a good cup of coffee unless it is sharing it with a good friend. Rubbernecker’s Coffee Time set has fun sentiments based on both coffee and friendship.
Creating outdoor scenes is my favorite kind of card project. Creating a clean and simple one layer card is a little more challenging but allows the scene to be the main focus without lots of designer papers and layers of cardstock. Using the reverse mask technique creates a natural frame around the scene. The images in my sunflower garden are from Rubbernecker’s Kittie Kits In My Garden.
I’m sorry that my blog posting is not as consistent as it used to be. Stamping is my great stress release from my busy work schedule and sometimes it’s hard to fit both stamping and blogging in in the evening after work.
I hope you have a great week.
Project 1 Stamps: Stampavie A Magical Christmas, Rubbernecker Tree Set Paper: Watercolor, White, Red, Olive Ink: Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Bashful Blue, Gray, White Craft Accessories: White EP, Nesties, Tiny Tag Punch, Taffeta, Mounting Tape, Scalloped Border Punch, Brushes, Cloud Template, Sponges
Project 2 Stamps: Rubbernecker Coffee Time, Scuffs Scraps & Stains Paper: Vanilla, Retired SU Designer Paper Ink: Walnut Stain Accessories: Clear EP, Deckle Scissors, Craft Knife, Mounting Tap, Snips
Project 3 Stamps: Rubbernecker Kittie Kits In My Garden Paper: White Ink: Peeled Paint, Pesto, Vintage Photo, Butterscotch, Bashful Blue, Rust , Sahara Sand Accessories: Gingham, Nesties , Cloud Template