December 18, 2009

Finally - done making Christmas cards

I am certainly behind the 8-ball this year! I am just now getting done with making my Christmas cards. I decided to go simple and easy this year.

This red card was made easy by using a die-cut to cut the snowflake. I used silver card stock to create the silver border, a silver star brad, then a strip of silver ribbon. Silver does not photo copy well, but you get the idea.

This is very unusual for me - I am not overly fond of green, but the new 'funky' green seemed kind of spunky and I just had to give it a try.

I embossed Mary and Baby Jesus with white embossing powder. My paper was too cold and warped really bad, so the card has spent more than 24 hours under a pile of books!

I decided a white ribbon would detract from the beauty simplicity of this card. What do you think?

Oh, both cards were sprayed with a special shimmer which does not show. That was fun, until I put on too much spray and ran the ink. Nothing like having to redo a couple cards. Live and learn!


paula, the quilter said...

These are lovely!

Elaine said...

I think they are both beautiful! I really like them both, but I think I like the green one best. Of course, green is my favorite color, so that may play into it. You did a very nice job on them. I'm lucky to just get cards sent out, let alone making them myself.

The Hobbit said...

Very nice.I like the green also.It's uplifting to see that color and I think you made a great choice.Merry Christmas to all.

Faye said...

I like them both but I like the green best too! But then green is my favorite color. I can't do this...make cards like this....I haven't a clue where to begin. You sure do a nice job. Thanks for always commenting on my things. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Dena said...

Your Christmas cards are so beautiful. One of my neighbors loves to do scrapbooking and always makes some of the most beautiful cards. Nice job!