I always consider myself as a scrapbooker and not really a card maker. But I do odd cards for friends and family mainly when needed and they are always done in a last minute. Then I do Christmas cards again for family and friends. However when I do cards I approach to each card as an individual piece of art and as long as I do that way I really enjoy making them.
Then Christmas time comes, once a year; 15th December or beyond and I still have a long list of cards to do, and every year is the same. At that stage making cards should either turn into production or they won't be done and that is frustrating sometimes, at least for me. What about you?Should I skip my creativity and just produce lots of identical cards?
I found solution this time by buying few packs of charity cards and for my kids, I just showed them my stash and told them that I don't want to know anything about their cards done again in a last minute. And guess what, they did all of their cards by themselves, pity they closed them an I didn't take a single photo, not even a mobile phone snap.
I have few more cards to share with you that I made and managed to snap with my iPhone last second before closing the envelopes (under the moonlight, LOL) :
For these I used:
- Hero Arts Stamps (musical background and Christmas bubbles)
- Tim Holtz dies
- my home made flower
- Tim Holtz distress inks (new winter collection)
- perfect pearls
- Clear embossing powder -Ranger
- Spellbinder die - label
- Waltzing Mouse Stamps (background on the label)
I wish all my readers very Merry Christmas and big thank you for all your support.