Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas cards -Finis!!

Yesterday, Steve and I finished the 110 cards!!  
 

After the printing was completed, I had to decide on the coloring,


I tried lots of combinations, alcohol markers, ink pens, pencils, nail polish, and glitter pens.  One thing I did not want to do was create too much drama with the coloring,   
 I wanted the word to be the focal point.
 
I also had a loaf of oat bread fresh out of the oven:
 
I used an Organic Whole Wheat Oat flour mix, 25 lbs runs about 20.00 on Amazon and it makes the best all around bread I have ever had!!
So we ate that with Jam, and worked :)
 
 
Steve folded and Scored, I colored.
 
 
Layering
 
 
Trimming
 
 
 
Here are two cards attached to their bases. The card on the left I did a lot of coloring with pencils and while I liked it very much I had to keep in mind this was this years Christmas cards and doing all that coloring on  110 cards would make this card a contender for next year.  So I went with the card on the right,  I kept it simple.

Interior 
 
 
 The finished card with a silver lined envelope.
These cards are 5x7 in size.
 
 
I used a hefty Strathmore 110# deckle edge paper for the base. This paper looks like cold pressed watercolor paper, a beautiful texture adds to the simple-ness of the card.  The red layer is a glossy textured red paper that feels like cloth as it is a book binding paper!  The black layer is a simple mat black paper.
 
 
  
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your day!!
Ginny M


2 comments:

  1. stunning cards and well done 110 love the simplicity and the colour scheme and the idea to keep the words the focal point ...sometime christmas meaning gets a bit lost. thanks for visiting and your kind words ps the bread looks delicious nothing beats fresh bread and jam im jealous ( im a breadaholic !) have a great weekend hope to visit again sooner next time ! Andrea x#29

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  2. Lovely cards...great to see them finished!!!
    Jan

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