Who am I? I am a full-time employee, a part-time graduate student in Integrated Marketing and Communications, and a volunteer. As my schedule is quite busy, I have only a small amount of time each month to create and post cards.
My friend Natalie introduced me to card making as a hobby. It is a nice creative outlet even when you have limited free time. I have learned that you can buy a few basic stamp(s) or sets, a few punches or metal die cuts to make a variety of cards. It doesn't have to break your budget.
I will be posting a few Christmas cards that were created in 2012. Afterwards, Valentines Day, St. Patrick's Day, and Easter.
Please feel free to provide comments if you feel so called. I hope you enjoy them.
This card was created for my friend Natalie in Germany. It uses Stampin Up! (SU!) card stock.
The white layer was embossed with an embossing folder from Stampin Up!.
It may be difficult to see but there is room at the bottom of the white cardstock for the greeting (it was intentionally outside of the embossing folder.
The wreath was created by running 2 sizes of Stampabilities scalloped circles through the Big Shot. Prior to cutting with the Big Shot the paper (for the wreath) was embossed with a SU! embossing folder (polka dots).
The pears and apples were from punched out and attached with glue dots.
The Christmas greeting was embossed with a heat tool and red glitter embossing powder.
This card uses SU! ribbon, rhinestones, card stock and ink. The polar bear stamp was created by Wild Rose Studio UK.
This image is the inside of a card. It uses SU! ink for greeting and ribbon. The cat was colored with a Tim Holtz distressed marker. The cat stamp was is called Santa's Helper and is made by Inkadinkadoo.
This card was made for my friend Laura. The reindeer and sleigh were die cuts. Both the reindeer and sleigh were from the same die cut by Savvy and purchased from Impression Obsession.
All inks were Stampin Up! colors. The sky was created by using three colors applied light to dark with a brayer. The bottom of the cardstock remained white and is topped with a fine snow glitter.
The moon was made by punching a circle in a post-it note attaching the circle to the cardstock prior to applying the sky colors. After the post-it was removed, I used SU! Summer Starfruit colored marker to shade in the moon.