Happy Monday! Well, I achieved one major goal this weekend and that was to get my Christmas cards finished. And I did it! I just need to address and send them now (whew!). May I present my 2009 Christmas card. First, my favorite version:
I just love the Turning a New Leaf set from Papertrey Ink! I used one of the larger stamp in the set to make my version of holly leaves. A few single dot stamps from Polka Dot Basics make the holly berries. I think this makes for a slightly different feel to the traditional holly image. I stamped the leaves once in Ripe Avocado, then again in Fresh Snow for...well, snow! It's subtle, but really makes a difference with the overall look and feel. And now...the second version:
Had I not already cut and scored the Ripe Avocado cardstock, I would have made them all using Scarlet Jewel, but atlas...these things happen. I still really like how these turned out. It's so hard to resist not using ribbon and big embellishments, but I had to keep them mail friendly and mostly flat. To make up for it, I used glitter on the holly berries for a special touch of holiday bling:
Okay, so who wants to come over and help me address and write inside all 25 of these? Anyone, anyone?
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Polka Dot Basics, Holiday Button Bits, Fancy Flourishes (PTI)
Paper: Scarlet Jewel, Kraft, Ripe Avocado (PTI)
Ink: True Black, Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel, Pure Poppy, Fresh Snow (PTI)
Other: foam mounting tape (3M), Labels Eight die (Spellbinders), Palette Stamp & Stick Gluepad (Stewart Superior) , glitter, corner rounder (Fiskars)