Ok so this year I decided I would make every single Christmas card that I send. What I normally do is only make a few special ones for close family and friends and then use bought ones for the rest. So I needed something quick and easy as I only started on Sunday afternoon. Et voila, (I love it when Raymond Blanc says this on his cookery programmes), 5 hours later I have 25 matching Christmas cards and I have to say I love them.
I've used Crafters Companion Matte Black card along with Crafters Companion Kraft card as the base and the main matting on the cards. The matting and die cut piece is embossed first using an A4 snowflake embossing folder and then cut using a memory box die Grand Merry Christmas. The folder is no longer available but they will be back next year ad there are lots of other snowflake folders out there. I have to say using an A4 folder was a complete easy peasy way to batch make cards as it was less passes through my ebosser. To complete I have added a die cut and stamped penguin, using Poppy stamp Arctic penguin and matching die set, coloured with my Spectrum Noir Markers and then the last thing is a wooden heart button I bought at the NEC. I coloured the ones on the kraft background in black and they look fab but the photograph hasn't come out very clear.
Colours used, DR4, GB6 and CR3
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