09 December 2011

Our Holiday Card for 2011

I have been trying to come up with an easily reproducible card that is quick to make, one layer (so no extra postage), and won't bore me to death to make like fifty of for this year's mass batch of holiday cards.  I send all of my "fun" cards to friends and family who I know will appreciate a handmade card, but I'm realistic and know that many people I send cards to don't care if it is handmade or not.  Yesterday I whipped up this card, and I absolutely love how it turned out.

I used the November Diner's Club set from Gourmet Rubber Stamps.  It's called, appropriately, Season's Greetings.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the ornaments where I wanted them, and used a post-it note cutout to mask the ornaments when necessary.  I colored each one with Copics, and stamped the sentiment in the right corner.  All total, this took maybe fifteen minutes, and that's because I'm slow and shaky thanks to a couple of kidney stones, lol.  Today I'll be making more of these, so that they are ready to go early next week.  And if I don't have enough of this color card stock, I can just switch to another one - maybe a light blue or green.

We still have to take the kids to see Santa so that the pictures can be included with the cards!  How is Christmas only sixteen days away?!?!

Stamps: Season's Greetings (Gourmet Rubber Stamps)
Card Stock: Blush Blossom (SU)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Coloring Medium:  Copics (E50, E51, R20)
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, post-it note for masking


Wendy said...

Fabulous card Taylor!! I am in love with it. I have a giant box of Christmas Greetings from years gone by that I am using this year. I feel so liberated. Now, writing and addressing them....Ugh!
Have a great day!!

Debbie Corbari said...

BEAUTIFUL! I *need* to make an easily reproducible card myself..haven't even STARTED it. (sigh). I may case you! ;)

Pam Hornschu said...

This is a fabulous card, Taylor! Although, I'm not sure I'd want to do match up the ends exactly to the tops and bottoms of the ornaments.

Glennis said...

I am very impressed - its lovely

chickadee3357 said...

Love how this turned out! I love the soft colors!