It’s hard to believe it’s barely October and I am sharing Christmas cards and Valentine’s cards with you today. Such is the wonderful life of a designer (working ahead of time). Theresa has illustrated a gorgeous set for Christmas called A Very Merry Christmas. I used the beautiful mistletoe image on my card to share with you. Recently I picked up a coveted Janome Sew Mini and have had a hard time preventing myself from stitching on ALL the cards I’ve been making. You will see this is one of my earlier cards, because I had not yet mastered the art of the corners! I used my textile cuttlebug folder and made a frame for the mistletoe. Rocket Red & Pure Luxury white cardstock was used for my card.
Here is my Valentine’s card-how’s that for working ahead? This fun all-year ‘round, all-occasion set was designed by new illustrator, Tami Mayberry! It inspired me to make a Valentine’s card because of the fun open & solid hearts in the set. I have always adored the postage you could print up, but having a stamp set to be able to create the same look is so much better! The sets I used on my card are Special Delivery & Special Delivery Add-on. In order to create a sponged look around my postage sections, I cut a mask with windows in some acetate and then I laid it on top of the stamped image & sponged (brick red by Ranger). I also sponged on my rocket red base to add more interest. I loved stitching with black thread!! The button I used in the center of the I LOVE YOU is one of the new embellishments in the holiday assortment, which will be available for only $2.95 in a reusable clear pillow box! You get a TON in there!
Be sure to check out all the wonderful creations by everyone sharing today so you don’t miss a thing!
and Gina K. See ya tomorrow!!