Thursday, August 30, 2007

Christmas Wishes

Another card project from our stamp get-together was a Christmas card. I love the Peaceful Wishes stamp set. It can be a more labor intensive type of image... I tend to want to use a marker and direct-to-stamp technique for the mistletoe, but that would take days if I'm making 100+ Christmas cards...

This was my alternative option. The card base is Bordering blue, with a matte of Real Red and White (that's been stamped with the Weathered background). The technique for the main image is emboss resist on Confetti white cardstock. I sponged Bordering blue over the embossed mistletoe, feathering the color to the edge.

Time saving tips for mass production:

1. Use white cardstock for a layer - in this case, I added color by using a
background. A large pack of white paper will stretch the holiday card budget.

2. Use ribbon scraps. This is a perfect way to stretch your ribbon to
MANY cards.

3. Minimize coloring - either use solid surface stamps, color washes or sponging,
rather than watercoloring.

Kicked-up cards have a time and a place. Just not for the 110 holiday cards I'll need to make. LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Great card, on my gosh 110 cards, thanks for the mass production tips

  2. Oh, this is just beautiful! Love the main image! :)