Dec 1, 2015

Mass producing Christmas cards

Hello everyone, today I show you some Christmas cards that I've posted a couple of days ago on Instagram. I was really busy the last couple of days and out of the country that why the post is a bit delayed.

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" -
Dani Peuss  Klartext „Fröhliche Weihnachtszeit“ -
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) -   
Judikins Embossable Window Plastic Sheets (SSS) -
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black" (SSS) -
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black"(Scrobby) -  
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Lady Bug" (SSS) -
WOW! Embossing Powder Sparkling Snow (SSS) -
WOW! Embossing Powder Sparkling Snow (WOW) -
VersaMarker Watermark pen (SSS) -
VersaMarker Watermark pen (Scrobby) -
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents (SSS) -
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents (Scrobby) -
We R Memory Keepers Lifestyle Letterpress (WRMK) -

1 comment:

  1. These are so cute! Perfect for mass production. I adore the little box you framed them with. xx