Friday, November 02, 2007

Mass Production

Here are two of my designs for this year's Christmas Card. So far I've only cut enough paper to do 16 of each, but it's such a quick and easy design that I can cut more if or when needed. This was my intended design all along, but it just so happened to fit with today's Limited Supplies Challenge: Make a FLAT holiday card! When I'm designing the annual Christmas card, I take several things into consideration: It needs to be quick and easy, it should have simple measurements, there should be less than 4 layers, the less embellishments the better, no knotted ribbon, that sort of thing. I tend to have at least two styles, then I have varieties of each. I often make mail-friendly ones, as seen here, as well as hand-deliver only ones (those ones usually have ribbon or extra embellishments).
So here's the first one. It's a bit more fun and funky, using mini Retro Flakes and Holiday Cheer for the greeting. To make a bit more special, I spritzed it with shimmery spray once I was done. It's subtle, but nice.

Supplies:
Stamps: Mini Retro Flakes and Holiday Cheer by gel-a-tins
Ink: Real Red, Green Galore, Glorious Green
Paper: green, red, whisper white
Other: Shimmer Spray

For the second one, I was going for more classy look. The mini fancy flakes were perfect. You know how there are different types of people you send cards to. Some people on that list just don't seem like retro, funky people, so perhaps classic, fancy snowflakes are more appropriate. In keeping with the more classic look, I chose all blues. The monochromatic look really adds a bit of elegance. Once again, I spritzed it with shimmer spray to add that little something.

Supplies:
Stamps: Mini Fancy Flakes by gel-a-tins
Ink: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Ballet Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Navy, Bashful
Other: Shimmer Spray

5 comments:

  1. They are both great...think the blue one is my fav!! :0)

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  2. Dana V. (*danavee* on SCS)November 3, 2007 at 9:20 AM

    Holy Hannah, these are GORGEOUS! I love them. ARGH! I was trying to avoid buying MORE snowflake stamps, but if I don't get those retro ones, I don't think I'll make it!

    Beautiful job!

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  3. Love both of them! Epsically the bright one! Which is odd to me cause Im usually SO BLUE!!!

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