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.