Opinions on the fine crafts involving needles with eyes.
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Sissy and I got our starts on Christmas cards today. My Stampin' Up demonstrator is the best. These cards are all her interpretation, if not her inspiration and design. I just color and glue things.
Lisa wasn't entirely sold on this color combination, but then she says she went to Target and it was everywhere. I have been trying to get the dude to go with red accents in our bedroom which is painted River's Edge (Behr) for a while now. When we painted it, blue and brown was all the rage. Now I'm tired of the brown, and we need a new comforter anyway. But I digress.
Another of the cute cards. A few people went monochromatic on the polar bear, others chose the penguin. More glitter. We went through so much glitter today! As my friend always says, you can't have too much glitz at Christmas!
On the more elegant end of things, this card was a bear. I'm sure it was fine if you made it before lunch. We made it at the end of the day and let me tell you, not everything went smoothly. You could choose to emboss the tree or the words to Silent Night in a tree shape. My sister's test-tree looked like ass. One of mine came out so badly, I can't believe I didn't throw it away right then. Also that ribbon is supposed to go around all three small layers instead of just the first layer like I did.
Nevertheless, it's beautiful in person.
This is a fancy quickie. Dry embossed background (it reminds the dude of a ceiling) with glitter accents. The center motif was four separate stamps. And it's popped off the background. Sissy opted to stamp the circle with "Joy" in green, vertically on the center piece. Much different look, still pretty.
And finally, the more traditional card. I absolutely love this one. I might knock it off. Look for it soon in a mailbox near you!