Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The card

Every year for the past 3 years, I have made my Christmas cards. It gets a little tricky if I don't have any ideas and for the sheer fact that I make 120 each year, but I enjoy doing it. This year's card turned out nice. I made snow globe hang-tags for the front that can be removed and hung as an ornament on a Christmas tree. I sewed each of the hangtags with my sewing machine and used the excess thread as the tie. I sandwiched sequence in between the photo and a piece of acetate so that they moved like snow, similar to a real snow globe. I made and hand stamped the design for the base and added a red card stock backing before I sewed them all together. The background on the front I stamped with acrylic snowflake stamps with a silver metallic stamp pad. On the inside of the card I sewed a silver card stock circle that read, "Merry Christmas". Because of lighting and that the card stock had a shimmer to it, I was unable to get a good/un-blurry picture of the inside, but there is a close up detail below. I have already started brain storming ideas for my 2011 Christmas cards. :-)

Have a safe and Merry Christmas and my next post will be all of the Christmas presents that I made this year :-)