Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

This year I started with my Christmas cards two days after they ought to have been sent. It took me three evenings after work to make all twenty. I just have to start earlier next year!
In a way I did start early, because I bought the cards in France in March and the decorations this summer. And when I was about to start I had misplaced the decorations!
Anyway, here's the Christmas cards for 2012. I'm actually quite pleased with the outcome. I have started to use more and more of cerise, which actually never have been a favourite colour of mine. The cards are embossed with four different embossing powders, that's why it took so long to get them reeady. But I think it was worth it!

Here is a close up of the different embossing powders and the embossing powder on the distressed edge of the card.

And here are the wonderful handmade cards I got this year! It is the first year I've recieved handmade cards so I was very pleased.

S5101 Raindrop Background - Hero Arts
Urban Grunge - Stampers Anonymous
Distress inks: Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold
Embossing powder: clear (Hero Arts), Frosted Crystals (Ranger), Weisse Diamanten (Heindesign), Psychedelic (Heindesign)
Card from Carrefour/France
Baker's twine från Granit
Old paper from a book
Acrylic Christmas trees from Dollar store