Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Card Sets

    I have been so busy crafting and getting ready for Christmas that I haven't even photographed the items I am making. Here are a few vintage inspired cards I made plus a modern one.

    I downloaded the vintage designs from The Graphics Fairy website.  I just gold embossed the sentiment from Holiday Greetings by Gina K Designs on Santa and added Wink of Stella shimmer to the brim of his hat. For the puppy (also downloaded from The Graphics Fairy Website) I used Wink of Stella shimmer to the bow and glossy accents to the berries. I really dislike that Christ has been taken out of Christmas on the existing sentiment but I see that a lot in vintage cards.
   The floral cards are ones I have been working on all year. I had the design in my head but couldn't get it to mask properly. I am such a novice at masking. I finally decided to fussy cut everything and I am happy with the results.  The majority of the floral images are from Altenew's Vintage Roses stamp set, however, there are two little extra floral images around the smallest rose which is from the WPlus9 Pretty Peonies set.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things and is called Clearly Sentimental about Art.  It appears to have been retired because I can't find it on their website any more.
     I know-I know-I kinda cheated on the vintage inspired cards but I really like vintage cards and needed two very quick gifts for two people over 60 years old. I thought they might appreciate vintage even if they were born in modern times.
     I have so much going on that I didn't even bother taking the cards out of the sets to stage them and photograph them properly. Bad me. I will try to post some of the other items I made soon. I just need to remember to photograph them before wrapping them.  I made tile coasters and Minion bookmarks. Those bookmarks are so stinkin' cute.   You'll see.