Monday, October 20, 2008
Christmas is just around the corner!
Before you know it, Christmas will be here! For me it's kind of a denial thing...............every year I say that I am going to get started on my Christmas cards early........every year its the SAME OLD THING!
Come August, I start to think if I start my cards now, I can work at a leisurely pace to get my cards done and wouldn't it be COOL to give everyone a unique card........could be done, if I started in JANUARY!!!!
Well, here we are almost into November and once again I don't have any cards completed. In fact the norm is that I go into a stamping frenzy around the 15th of December (long after the cards should have been mailed), ink flying off the pad, sweat on my brow, trying to produce enough Christmas cards for my friends and family!!!!
If I am lucky, I have just enough for everyone and don't have to go to the store and (ohhh cover your eyes if this part it too horrible.........almost makes ME shiver!) buy cards to send!
But Alas!!! This year, I have a head start! I have ONE card completed. Yep...........this one!!!!
I made this card for the October Hanna Release. The image is from the Vintage Toys collection.
I masked out the little Soldiers (it required three images of the solider stamped onto a post it note). The soldiers were then coloured with Copic Markers, the background sponged in with Creamy Caramel. Once assembled, I filled in the straps with Silver Gel Pen and added Liquid Applique to the Soldiers hat. All paper is from Stamping up: Baja Breeze, SU! Christmas paper and Chocolate Chip. The wide Satin Ribbon and Brads are also from SU! The paper poinsettias.........well I forget. Short term memory seems to fail me!!!
So if you want to prevent Christmas card anxiety........you best get crackin' on those festive creations!