Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Getting down to business

Ok, so I decided I'd better start making some Christmas cards for myself or everyone would be getting store bought. I don't think any of my stamping friends would appreciate that!! So I made not 1 but......**gasp**....2 of these!! If you know me, you know I hate duplicating. But I really liked how this turned out so I made another. It's not like there was a lot of coloring involved!! I said I was going to keep it simple. In fact, the hardest part (for me) was the sewing!!


I used Santa Snowman, an older stamp from Whipper Snapper. I see just now when I looked it up to add the link, that it's available in cling mount!! I got my stamp at a rummage sale at my LSS last year, dirt cheap!! The little bit of coloring I did do, I did with my Prismas & gamsol. Heck, for that small amount I could have attempted to use my Copics, even I couldn't have messed that up!! I used Dazzling Diamonds on his hat to make it sparkly. For the snowflakes, I used Liquid Applique & more Dazzling Diamonds. Yep, this card really sparkles!! Added a few layers with my Nesties, & a piece from my Provocraft Holiday pad, did some SEWING, added some silver cord & DONE!! My sewing is coming along, just don't look too closely at it. It's a bit off on one side, but I guess that's the beauty of handmade ~ it will never be perfect!!


Here's the inside ~~ I used a dollar stamp from Michael's for the saying. Never mind the shadow, lol. I knew I wouldn't be home tomorrow to take pictures, so I attempted to take the photos with my Ott Lite. Didn't work so well ~~ now I remember why I wait for daylight ~~ & I had to edit the heck out of it. My camera doesn't like red anyway, but add the polka dots, & the Ott Lite, & I'm just lucky I got a useable picture!!!


2 Xmas cards down....too many to go!! At least I won't be tempted to sell this on Ebay, because selling Whipper cards is a no-no!! No angel policy, & I know sellers who have been kicked off for doing so!! Too bad, as they have soooo many cute stamps. Especially this last release, with all the cute snowmen. I try not to buy stamps I can't use to sell on Ebay, because I just can't afford it. The day I win the lottery, though, watch out!!!!

14 comments:

Tori Wild said...

This is just adorable!! You are enabling me to want to decorate the inside of my cards!! Super cute!!

Niki Estes said...

So cute, Michelle! I love the colors and that snowman! I know what you mean about whipper snapper. They have some adorable images, but I don't buy from them either. I want to be able to do whatever I want with my stamps. Hey, I moved to a new blog if you want to come check it out. It's still a work in progress. :) Have a great day!

Tammi said...

ADORABLE!! Love the snow and all the dots, so very cute!

Ila said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Michelle!! That snowman is just the Cutest!!..and I love the way you finished the inside. I must get a move on and do and make xmas cards to send out too. I've got some bought ones though for the people that don't know the difference..lol....Hugs, Ila

Cindy Haffner said...

So adorable.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh yeah, you most definitely should have duplicated it. It's A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!

Sirpaliina said...

Your card is so adorable!

Jackie said...

Your card is soooo beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Love your sparkly card - like you I don't usually make duplicates, but it is hard not to at Christmas!

CraftyC said...

Cute card, very Dotty (lol)!
Clairex

Pat (mspfd) said...

I love snowmen stamps! And this one is precious. Love how you embellished your card. Very cute.

Annie said...

fabulous card and love how you gave the snowman rosy cheeks! hugs, annie x

Bev said...

Love love love this card - stunning colours and a fnatastic image.

hugs Bev x

Jovita said...

Adorable, I just love the chubby snowmen. Great colors. Jovi

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