I felt like I was really lucky to get my cards done and out this year. GIFTS?! You want me to make GIFTS!??? Ok, so I made those pad thingies, seen HERE, but those were meant to be PRE-Holiday gifts, because they were for Christmas lists. Get it?
Anyway, my sister always sends me a lovely gift, even though we were supposed to be done with that years ago....I HAD to make her something, right?
SO I made these things--
This card collection was made with A*Muse Studio stamps, the Life is a Song set. I liked all the different sentiments, and the cages are pretty, too. I really wish I had taken a better close up of some of the cards, but I made and sent these babies out in one day, and I barely managed to get the pics I did get.
The card base is GinaK Designs Pure Luxury Ivory, in the heavy base weight. I ran it through my Cuttlebug with a Sizzix hounds tooth folder. The heavy weight paper really makes the embossing pop.
I then layered on pieces of DP from DCWV. This paper was amazing for this project. It was random words with definitions, and I managed to make some of the words work really well with the corresponding sentiments. I even found the word "reminiscence" for my sympathy card. I was so happy and amazed at how well it worked.
The image is on more Ivory, done with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and the birds are Distress Ink, Broken China. I added detail with a gray copic, and a black pen.
I tore the card stock, and edged it with SU More Mustard ink, and backed it with a torn piece of More Mustard paper, which I also edged in the ink.
Because I wanted these cards to be sent with no issue of extra postage, I didn't add any bling. The only ornamentation is the little bit of paper piercing I did at the top right part of the image, and under some of the sentiments. Simple.
I have to admit, I sense a slight balance problem with some of these cards. Too much on the right side of the image, I think.....but, maybe I am just overly critical. I tend to do that.
So, that's my ONE Christmas gift. I have a calendar template on my computer, maybe I can get somethings together to be New Year's gifts. Wait, those will need cards, too, right? And then there's that thank you cards I have to make....Hoo BOY!! I better get to work!!
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