Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Christmas 2010 - Card No.1 “Merry & Bright”

It’s (kind of!) that time of year again, so I thought I’d get ahead of the game and get one of my many Christmas cards done.

I’ve used the same paper pack as I did last year, as there are so many lovely papers still left – and they’re just as beautiful as ever!! It’s called Winter Wonderland by My Mind’s Eye. I’m not sure if you can get these particular papers this year, but there’s bound to be similar (& just as gorgeous) Christmas themed papers out there for this winter season.

Don’t make the mistake I did and heat emboss your vellum for too long – it went a bit wrinkly, but I’m not precious and didn’t bother to change it. Life’s too short, right?

As for the sentiment, this is a stamp I designed myself. I’m thinking of putting a couple of my stamp designs in my Folksy shop – so please leave a comment if you would be interested in me selling these. I just want to see if it would be a worthwhile venture to help fund my video blogging. I’ve just purchased a v. expensive new camcorder, because I had loads of comments about my videos ‘focus-hunting’ (kind of zooming in and out of my craft desk) which was making people kinda dizzy…so no more of that, yay…but all of this costs more than I have, so ways of subsidising this would be helpful for the old craft purse =)

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  1. Super cute. Love the everything about this card.

  2. Oh wow! I love it! I haven't yet been brave enough to venture into the realm of vellum, but you make me want to try!

    Btw, you're like the Australian version of Kristina Werner! So cool. She's the reason I got into cardmaking to begin with. I'm so happy to have discovered you!

  3. Oh gosh, you're a Brit, aren't you? I'm sorry. It's late and I'm very tired -- should have gone to bed hours ago, but I'm having so much fun here!

  4. @Christiana Vellum is easier the more you practise. I did a couple more of these cards and the embossing looks a lot better on those. I think I overheated it on the one in the vid. Oops!
    Yes, I'm a Brit - for now - although I might be moving 'down under' in the future ;-)

  5. How cute is this?! Adorable! I love the idea of putting a circle sentiment inside the vellum window. :)

  6. @Kristina Glad you like it! I am hugely inspired by your work - I love how you use vellum in your projects too =)


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