Well folks ~ here goes our Christmas cards for this year. I have been working on them on and off over the last few weeks but wanted to wait til I had finished before I posted them all together. I got the idea for them in October's issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft where the fabulously talented Karen Watson displayed her stunning cards. Although I love hers to bits I didn't want to steal her ideas totally so this is my take on them - some bit simpler than Karen's but I think just as effective. Some people have seen them and said 'Yuk they are horrid' but others have said 'they are stunningly different' so I desperately need your comments on these in case I have to start again........I SO wanted something a bit different this year as I am so fed up of seeing cards with nothing but funny or silly childish images. Although I am not that religious, I DO think that these cards show what Christmas really is about (or should be).
The stamps were bought online from Time To Sow from their Words Like Honey Range. I so enjoyed embossing them all with different colours of Meltdust - Platinum, Copper & Bronze. All the solid backing papers are from Papermill Shop and are all textured in a small way; the lighter coloured pearlised card has Seasons Gretings on it and the stamps were stamped onto prealised ivory paper. All the papers/card were slightly distressed around the edges - some much more obvious than others in particular the red with black. I added pearlised embroidery thread to them all in a random fashion.
Now on to my secret........................well..................... you will need to keep checking back for this until I can let you in on it but it will excite you as much as it has excited me I am sure!!