Christmas Cards in a Flash
Posted by Dianette "Jany" Seda en 21 diciembre 2008
If you read my blog frequently, you might have seen this card in Tuesday’s entry. As I mentioned in that entry, I started these cards at 5:34 am without having any of the materials out. I took the idea to write down the times in a paper piece from the blog of Tammy Hershberger. Okay, here we go! Hope you keep it on with me until the end and please, leave me a comment with your opinion. I love to read what others think of my work. Oh and yes, I know it is only 2 days before Christmas Eve. BUT I wanted to share this with you!
At 5:38 am I had everything gathered and the pic taken. So I decided I would cut 12 card bases 8.5 X 6 and score them at 4.25. I would have 12 square scalloped pieces of white cardstock and 12 strips of patterned paper (Amelia) in 1.5 X 4. That, I think is the most boring part of the whole process! It took me until 6 am to actually finish this task.
By then, I had killed 3 bees and had been interrupted by my cat a few times so I could feed her and she wanted to actually play. sorry for the mess in my kitchen. I don’t actually use it as kitchen and I plan to later, have some cabinets changed and store some of my stamping supplies there. I will have my china and other kitchen stuff there just in case but the rest will be mine. I have a lot of books and other stuff there because we’ve been cleaning and while we do the rest of the house, it is there. I don’t use the space anyway. There you see my daughter trying to get into the pantry to actually throw everything there into the floor and have fun.
I then stamped the sentiment and one of the main images with Palette Burnt Umber. It was already 6:10 and I needed to keep going or I would be late for work.
I did the embossing (don’t know why didn’t took that picture alone. Anyway, by 6:45 I had completed (I have an alarm to know it is time to resume whatever I’m doing because I only have about 15 minutes to start running to get ready for work and I’ll be late by then), the inking in the borders of my card and the borders of my scallops. I wanted to make my card more interesting with adding the walnut ink with the thump. I wanted it to look a little aged and different.
Stamps: Silhouette Naivity, Spanish Sentiments
Paper/cardstock: Ultra Smooth white cardstock, Amelia SWIC paper
Embellishments: Copper embossing powder
Inks/coloring: Palette Burnt Umber, Walnut Inks
Techniques: Heat embossing
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