Happy 12-12-12! Countdown to Christmas: 13 days Countdown to End of World: 9 days Christmas card count as of today: 27 Ah, the numerology of it all. . .
I hope this post finds you all well, houses decorated, goodies baked, shopping done, cards made and sent, gifts wrapped and trees trimmed. If it doesn't find you this organized, then I hope it finds you with your choice of beverage in hand still believing strongly that it will all get done. You know the policy here on my blog is BYOB. Keep the faith Kiddos!
Seems like this post has an animal theme. . .Here are my cards for this week:
I wanted to make a "manly" Christmas card and I think I did that here. Believe it or not, all pictures of my cards this week were shot in direct sunlight outside, and it still didn't make a difference on photo quality. The outside mat on this was ran through an embossing folder then I went over the raised elements with a silver sparkly pen. It looks awesomely frosty in real life. I used a Memory Box die for the deer then colored them with marker. Set them against the snowflake paper and then matted the whole thing. The inside reads "Wishing you peace at Christmas".
Next. . .
Again, the sun was no friend to this photo. I created a scene using another Memory Box die (country landscape) and it is super sparkly. The rooftops, snow, and outline of the big moon are all glittered up. I like doing witches flying across moons for Halloween so I thought this stamp would be fun to do that with as well.And lastly. . .
Sometimes I like to do "self-imposed" challenges. When I'm stuck for an idea for a card I try to think outside the box. So my "self-imposed" challenge was to use an image that is in no way meant for Christmas and use it to make a Christmas card. So that is where this came from. The image is a digital image from Doodle Pantry. I bought it a long time ago and never used it. So it became the target. I even challenged myself to use a pun for the sentiment. I drew the Santa hats freehand with a white gel pen and cut them out and glittered 'em. Everything is colored with markers.
Well, that's it for another Wednesday Evening Post. I hope you enjoyed your time here. I sure have enjoyed visiting you all and seeing your wonderful work. I sure do have some mega talented blogging friends.
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."