The FABULOUS Lesley Croghan from Always Playing With Paper invited us to participate in an inspiration blog hop focusing on LAST MINUTE SIMPLE YET SWEET Christmas cards or tags! So,if you are looking for some inspiration for those last minute Christmas cards, you have come to the right place! So hop along and be sure to visit each blog. There is a lot of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
I have never been one to mass produce Christmas cards. I always like each one to be an original, but that just isn't the case this year. I don't know why I am so far behind on my stash, but when Lesley asked me to be a part of this blog, I was thrilled.
All of my cards are created on a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 card bases. I went through my stash and pulled out a few pieces of patterned paper that I had on my table top. I cut each one using a retired MFT scalloped border die. I stamped the sentiment using W Plus 9 Be Merry stamp set. I stamped the sentiment 6 times in different colors of ink to match the backgrounds I chose. I cut the sentiment out using the matching die. I adhered the sentiment to each background using dimensionals. I stamped a variety of retro light bulbs using the Reverse Confetti Merry & Bright stamp set. I cut them out with the matching die. I adhered two to each card and colored the tops with Copic Markers C1 and C3. I added Wink of Stella to the bulbs and a twine bow at the top of each one.
This was so easy and fun and I love the results. I think I will make a few more. Each one looks unique and fun because of the variety of papers.
Claire Broadwater (YOU are here)
In order to qualify to win please...
1. Visit each blog in the hop and leave them a comment.
2. Leave a comment on my blog telling me about your "Christmas Cards"...how many do you make and what style do you usually use?
The Giveaway Contest closes on Saturday, December 2nd.
Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy the weekend!