Sunday, 28 November 2010

Christmas 2010 - Card No.5 Holiday Wishes


Something a little different today! This is really not my usual style of Christmas card – mainly because this one is unsuitable to be made in bulk. I’m doing a one-off (for once!).


There just isn’t enough patterned paper in the paper pack to create more than a few of this exact design. But that’s ok; it makes a nice change to make a singular card, rather than having to think up a design that can be replicated in bulk.

I like every part of this card except the glossy accents on the “Wishes” word. The ink underneath the glossy accents smudged during the drying process. I should’ve realised that this would happen, using distress inks, it was inevitable, but I thought I’d risk it…and lost. But it doesn’t look too bad I guess. I’m just going to pretend it was meant to look like that, although for future reference, I will only use chalk inks or StazOn inks for applying glossy accents to! Lol!

I’m super pleased with how the snowflakes have turned out. These are my own design that I’ve made into stamps using the ImagePac stamp kit. I’ve also created a slightly larger version of the stamp to use as a die cut. So I can die cut loads of the snowflakes in advance, and then stamp straight onto the cut-out. This then saves me having to cut out very intricate shapes by hand – and looks a lot more crisp and professional. And you don’t get RSI from cutting out loads of shapes =)

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6 comments:

  1. Hia,

    I couldn't seem to get the imagepac link to work .... is it a broken link?

    Cute card by the way :O)

    Shelly

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  2. @Shelly Thanks for the head's up! Broken link now fixed - I was using an old link, and I guess they'd updated their web address since. Happy ImagePac browsing =)

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  3. Hi Wendy,
    Awesome card! I'm really impressed you designed your own stamps and die cuts.

    My hubby has Illustrator, but I've never tried to use it.

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  4. A totally awesome card!!! I really love the layout and colors - loving it! :)

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  5. very pretty, like the idea of using glossy accents on the words, pretty snowflakes!!

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