Dec 1, 2015
Mass producing Christmas cards
I wanted to make a couple of cards to give as presents to a good friend of mine and my mom so they can share some handmade kindness as well. Because I don't own a Misti, I used my WRMK letterpress and I have to say it works just fine! I used some of the foam pads that are included in the kit to work as margins so each card will have the same position every time.
I started of stamping the snowglobe with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a white card base. I didn't keep in mind that I wanted to color the image later on. That's why the markers are shining through on the other site but I just went ahead and adhered patterned paper on the inside of the card, so nobody will ever know.
Then, I stamped the snowy hill, the snowman, little santa and his reindeers and some snow. I colored the base of the snowglobe (TN7, TN8, EB5) and the snowman (IG1, IG2; OR1, OR3; GT2, GT3) itself with Spectrum Noir markers.
You can't really see it in the pictures but I also embossed the snowy hill. I used my embossing pen to apply some sticky ink and embossed it with sparkling snow embossing powder from WOW.
Below the snowglobe, I stamped the sentiment "Frohe Weihnachten" (Merry Christmas) with Memento Lady Bug and applied a bit of glossy accents on the "snow circles".
Because I wanted to give them as a gift, I went ahead and cut out a little box in the right size. I found a website online that gives you the possibility to create different kind of boxes in the sizes you need. Click here to get forwarded to the website.
The box didn't have a window in it so I included an additional rectangle to be cut from the box, adhered some acetate behind it and put the cards and envelopes in the box.
Lawn Fawn "Ready, Set, Snow" - http://goo.gl/hfy1Bx
Dani Peuss Klartext „Fröhliche Weihnachtszeit“ - http://goo.gl/vYudZ6
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) - http://goo.gl/kX5flN
Judikins Embossable Window Plastic Sheets (SSS) - http://goo.gl/c1fSoR
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/3KakYLTsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black"(Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/QScX3r
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Lady Bug" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/9m8Tqn
WOW! Embossing Powder Sparkling Snow (SSS) - http://goo.gl/rpW8Sy
WOW! Embossing Powder Sparkling Snow (WOW) - http://goo.gl/IJJJ6B
VersaMarker Watermark pen (SSS) - http://goo.gl/Oaa7D8
VersaMarker Watermark pen (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/yJOmrq
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents (SSS) - http://goo.gl/WMsQXH
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/5e7AWW
We R Memory Keepers Lifestyle Letterpress (WRMK) - http://goo.gl/JekDfn