Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome 2017! Christmas card review.

Well, I don't know about you, but that last year---what I'm thinking of as "the year who will not be spoken of anymore" ---was a really bad year.  But a new one is here and we will dismiss thinking of "that year" now.  Bye Felicia!

I made 70 Christmas cards this year.  I started late, in November, and I have a resolve to make Christmas cards throughout the year so I can send more out to more people next year.    Here are the designs I came up with this year. 

I liked this one very much, I loved the vibrancy of the colors!  I used black embossing powder and embossed images on watercolor paper I'd previously painted.  I can't remember who made the Nativity stamp but the sentiment was from Avery Elle.

This one I lifted the design from Nicol Spohr's video on You Tube.  I loved the soft "glow" the overlay of vellum gave to the lights.  Die set here is String of Lights from Lawn Fawn. 

This card was kind of a simple design.  I liked the retro feel of the paper, which is from Pebbles, Inc.  I stamped the sentiment (which is from Avery Elle) using Versamark watermark ink and embossed using red glitter embossing powder from Zing.

I KNEW I had to make some cards addressing the nature of this past year.  So I chose "Oh Snap" from Lawn Fawn.  I have a ton of this gingerbread paper, too.

This was the original watercolor card I made.  I only made one of these, as I felt it wasn't Christmassy enough.  I liked the glitzy nature of it though.  Sentiment is from Avery Elle.

For this card I  kept things simple. Using older papers from my stash.  I also had the paper already die cut out from a craft show I had done last year so it was easy to put together. I like using kraft papers for Christmas cards, and I liked the sheer gold ribbon.  Gold embossing powder on the sentiment here, which is from Avery Elle.

This one was another design idea from Nichol Spohr, from a video on you tube.  Stamps from Lawn Fawn, colored with Copic markers.  I fell in love with that deer tangled in the Christmas lights!

I used a Di-namic die for this card, and made a snow background with clear glitter embossing powder.

This card was my favorite.  I made this card for my brother in law who has a French bulldog named Franklin.  Franklin lives in San Diego, and he'll never have a white Christmas, but he does on this card!  Presents, tree, dog dish are all from Lawn Fawn, as is the stitched hillside border.  That adorable doggie is from Avery Elle.  I colored this with Copics.  I had some tan paper with white dots on it and I used a layer of vellum over it to make it look like a snowy winter sky.

I did make a few others that I neglected to get pictures of, unfortunately.   Thanks for looking!

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