I'm so behind in making my Christmas cards. I prefer to give each member of my family a hand-made card, and would really enjoy sending one to every person and/or family on my list. That won't likely happen, but I'm trying to get as many created as I possibly can in the small amount of free time that I have. I made these two cards using a neat technique I saw this week over on Nichole Heady's Papertrey Ink Blog.
I used some older patterned papers and goodies that I had in my stash. I did lots of inking, machine stitching, and then I die-cut the sentiments using Buff Ivory Card Stock, and I splattered them with paint using the technique shown here.
Here's a close up photo of the splattering technique (above). It's fun, but you have to be careful because it makes a bit of a mess. I got some paint in places I didn't intend to get paint (if you know what I mean).
I thank you for visiting my blog. My last post received absolutely no comments (go figure). I can't be upset about that because I almost never get the time to visit anyone's blog; and when I do, it's only for a quick moment in passing. I'm really looking forward to Christmas break when I will have some time to create a few things and "surf" the internet more.
I'm going to share my cards in these challenges where they fit the themes.
Nichole Heady's Papertrey Ink Challenge Blog - Make It Monday #233 - Splattering. I used several great PTI products including their sweet Rustic Cream Button Twine, their Wonderful Words Die-Cut Set, and their Holly Jolly Die Collection.
The Kraft Journal - Challenge #252 - Color Challenge. This was a strange color combination, but I had the right patterned papers to pull it off. I used The Kraft Outlet's Buff Ivory Card Stock.
Word Art Wednesdays - Challenge #211 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Simon Says "Anything Goes" this week.
Have an awesome week. I really do appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you're creating lots of lovely things for the Christmas season.