Today's cards are a trio of Christmas simplicity that may become mass-produced if I don't get my butt in gear and make more Christmas cards.
These three cards use two different clear sets from Hero Arts: Merry Christmas Trees for the sentiment and Swirl Christmas for the images. The images are accented with tiny metallic half beads, but those are optional. Never underestimate the power of swirly, pretty images! These stamped in the shimmer of the Brilliance ink really do stand nicely all by themselves.
I'm loving the Dew Drop metallic Brilliance inks and the pearlescent thyme and poppy. The metallics especially are over-inked, however, so I use an old fake credit card from junk mailings to scrape off the excess and then smoosh it back into the pad when I finish. It's annoying and messy, but I imagine these over-inked pads will last a good, long time.
On another, somewhat related note...I'm contemplating what I want to say about Christmas and crafting, and it's still rather disjointed and incoherent. I'll get there. Just know I haven't forgotten about it.
stamps: Hero Arts Merry Christmas Trees, Swirl Christmas
paper: Papertrey White
accessories: metallic half beads