Monday, August 27, 2007

Christmas Card Prototype #1

I usually have some idea of what I'm going to do for Christmas cards by now. I slipped this year! I decided to start working on a few prototypes (and this one really IS a prototype!). I like to do a fun and bright one as well as a more serious one. Plus, I usually have 2 versions of each card- one that will mail with only one stamp, and one that is only appropriate for hand delivery.



This card started last night actually. I really wanted to play with this awesome ornament set by gel-a-tins. I love the images, I just haven't done much with it yet. I wanted colours that were mildly reminiscent of the holidays, but cheery, so out came green galore, tempting turquoise, and real red. I did the main image part yesterday. I had added little bits of stickles on everything, so I just let it dry overnight- then nothing gets ruined! I finally came back to it tonight. This card was going to be 6x3.5, but then the main image was too overpowering. So I decided on 6x4.5 Well, that didn't work so well either. You know what happens to a 6 inch piece of paper when you crimp it? It loses a 1/4"! So the card became 4.5x5.75. Well, by that point it might has well have been a standard size! I wanted to use 5/8" red grosgrain in place of the crimped paper, but I do not have any.

9 comments:

  1. I love the sort of traditional yet totally retro colors of this one...Cool Dude!

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  2. I totally love this card and this stamp set is my first Gel-a-tins purchase- I am so excited about this company!

    Thanks for the inspiration! I love making Christmas cards and have to limit myself to only a few Christmas stamps each year- after all, how many stamps can you really use when you mass produce the same design!

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  3. Totally love this card! This stamp set is my first Gel-A-Tins purchase about 8 months ago. I swore I'd stick to this stamp set for my Christmas cards- I totally love this card!

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  4. I love it! It is so bright...it would definitely be a bright spot on somebody's "wall of cards" at Christmas!

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  5. OMG I love this colour combination for Christmas!

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  6. This is so bright and cheery. so cute. :)

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  7. Gorgeous card!!

    I have a couple of questions to ask you re: ribbon, but can't get the "email me" thing to work on my computer at work. Can you pretty, pretty, pretty please email me?

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  8. I love your prototype! Great colors!

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