Well... just two days left and I STILL have not started my "official" Christmas cards! Think I'm going to make it? Probably not.
I did take an afternoon about two weeks ago to make one special card though... and I'm pretty excited with how it turned out. Nothin' fancy... but I like that the image is the main focal point and there's nothing to take away from it.
Supplies Used: Santa's Lap stamp by Cornish Heritage Farms (retired), Tuxedo Black dye ink by Tsukineko, X-Press It Blending Card and Copic markers by Imagination International Inc., Patterned Paper by Simply Stories, Brads by American Craft (airbrushed with E37)
I just have to share the story behind this card... I think it's one many of you may be able to relate to. :)
I was at a holiday dinner party with my husband's colleagues and one of the women asked what I did. Now... this is always an interesting question because it's pretty hard to explain what I do. I teach people to color... but it's not quite that simple.
So... I gave the standard answer with some explanation that I mainly work with the paper crafting audience. I got a blank look back in reply. I went on to talk about making cards and stamping and coloring. And then, I got the "like with Crayola?" comment. Yup... the dreaded CRAYOLA comparison.
By that point I knew I wasn't going to be able to explain what I do with any sort of clarity, so I decided to SHOW her. Thus... the card!
I spent about 3 hours coloring the main image (with Copic markers of course) and I have to say that I was pretty excited about it... so onto a card it went. And of course, I sent that card off to that sweet women from the dinner party.
I think it was a hit... and I think she now understands that I don't just "color with Crayolas" LOL
What about you? Do you have any funny (or not so funny) stories about sending (or receiving) hand-made holiday cards? Feel free to share them in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by and have a WONDERFUL Christmas one and all!