I realized the other day that although I had make a handful of Christmas cards I still had a long way to go. There will be more but here are some of the designs I have for this year:
This set is by Darcie's Heart & Home. Darcie's stamps are A D O R A B L E. Like really super cutsie adorable. Which of course I love. I couldn't pass this set up, living in Florida and all. I made these ones especially for my northern family and friends. It is colored with copic markers.
Both of the above are stamps that Asela designed for Cornish Heritage Farms. I colored them with tombow markers and a waterbrush for blending. I was sure the penguin was my favorite but after coloring the tree I think maybe that's my favorite. You have to go see the whole collection though because there is a reindeer too that's TOO sweet. They are stamped on Fabriano Notecards wich I got from Star Lit Studio on E Bay. You want to get some of these notecards, they just feel really rich and nice. I really think that you can do a simple one layer note card like these and they are so nice. It's watercolor paper too, so you can color really nicely on them.
These are two variations on the same basic card. These stamps are all by PapertreyInk. This stamp set was a must have for me because last year Julie sent me the most lovely Christmas card ever, and it had a tree limb with ornaments on it. Hers was an Asian feel and really totally different, but when I saw this set I had to have it. I bought the little clear dome thingies Papertrey sells too, and then I was delighted to find that I have a punch that is exactly the size of the balls! :) I am out of gold ink AND out of gold embossing powder (the horror) so I used gold perfect pearls on the gold parts. So I stamped the parts I wanted in gold on red paper, then punched the circle and stuck it on the dome then onto the stamped hanger hook thingie. (that hook thingie looks really nice if you emboss it in gold but I'm out.) I only had a few sheets of metalic gold and metalic red and wanted to do 14 of these cards so I had to make a design that only used a small amount of the colors. I like how it turned out.
And these I promised a while back to share. These are pincone orniments that Stephen made for his Grama Sue and my mom.