Hi Sweet Readers,
How has your first week of 2012 been? Are you enjoying this very mild weather? It's like Spring here. We never had Winter. I hope that sometime between now and March (when we really start to feel Spring), it'll rain or do something drippy from the sky! I think the plants are confused!
I've been working on a special project for Hooked on Craft. I can reveal it on Sunday evening. If you wish to see it, come on back! I'll put the water on for hot chocolate (or iced chocolate, LOL).
Today, I have two cards to share with you. Both are examples of the Christmas cards I sent out this year. With my eyes as bad as they are, it took me forever to do the painting on the second one. Good thing I started in the early Fall otherwise, I would never had gotten the finished in time for Christmas. I'm finding that I can only color for about an hour and a half a day before I feel like I'm missing things.
I want to thank Cheryl Rowley for being my inspiration on the second card. Cheryl had used this stamped image on a card she posted in the Fall. My wheels immediately started turning and the finished result is below.
For the first card, I used our little Angel Tilda. Isn't she adorable. I did a lot of embossing on the exterior and interior. I added some rhinestones to add some sparkle. Here she is:
Here is the interior shot:
Next, is the holly card. I loved this one so much! I got so much positive feedback from the recipients, too! I was so surprised that so many took the time to contact me to tell me how much they loved this card. Isn't that sweet? It made all that work and frustration worth it! What do you think?
I painted each image with Distress Inks. I love the new colors and put them to good use! Here is the inside:
I used a ton of white cardstock, but it was so worth it! By doing the dry embossing on the inside, I made up for all the time I spent on the front side.
The last card I want to share is the card I made for my husband for Christmas. I won't share the interior as it has private thoughts just for him, but I thought you might like to see the front. Again, I colored the images with Distress Inks. I pieced the male bear's shirt so that it looked like a patterned sweater. On the girl bear's dress, I added some teeny tiny snowflakes. It turned out so well. He loved, loved, loved it. DH keeps all our cards tucked away in a file cabinet - every card, every occasion since we met 36 years ago! He's such a romantic.
Thank you so very, very much for stopping by! I love that you take the time to visit. Now that I've got so many projects done, I can work on my Magnolias! I'll try to be back tomorrow with more to share that I didn't have time to post!