Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Cards for the season

A few days ago, I started making cards for card exchanges. I have quite a few to make, so I decided to take a short cut and use cards and envelopes by DCWV--these have holiday themes, are pre-folded, and come with envelopes. Essentially, they come all set for decorating, and there are more than enough of them in a box for me to make all of my cards with some left over. Here are a couple of examples of what I've made so far.

snowflake cards

The design is basically the same for all of them. I'm having to keep it fairly simple since time is getting short. This is white cardstock with the Penny Black snowman and sentiment stamped in Beaux Arts blue Palette ink. I then ran that through my Big Shot with the snowflake Fiskars texture plate. I hit a couple of corners with my corner rounder and inked the edges, then I used the snowflake pop up punch by EK Success for that big snowflake element. Added a few more touches--the Snow Writer which is like textured paint, Stardust glitter pen on the little snowflakes and on the 'snowflake' text (I know, you really can't see the glitter, but it's there. Honest!), and the white fiber with strands of silver running through it.

I just may make it through all of these yet! :-)


  1. Jay these are sooo awesome! Very fun! Love the snow details! The texture is awesome!

  2. Thanks, Stacy! That was my first try at using the texture plates in the Big Shot. Loved the way it turned out, so I had to use it.

  3. I love your blog! You have a great list of resources!

  4. oh wow...those cards are absolutely darling. I love all the snowy effects and the snowflake/embossed paper is awesome.

  5. these are adorable! love the texture!

  6. These are so cute, jay! Your colors are great and all the little touches - the embossed flakes, the glitter... everything works together so well! Thanks for sharing. :)


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