Just a reminder: There are three challenges currently going on in my little corner of the interwebs.
1. One-Layer Simplicity #32: Colour Challenge
2. Thanksgiving Crusade Challenge
3. Altenew Ultimate Blog Hop
It's sort of odd how I tend to work better with some sort of structure to my stamping. To get to work on my Christmas cards, I pulled out all the clear Christmas stamp sets and put them in a CD bin on my desk, thinking that would inspire me. But it's just sort of overwhelming.
There are so many of them!
So it occurred to me that working methodically through the stash (not just clear but wood as well) might be less intimidating. I grabbed four wood-mounted tree stamps that work for Christmas cards and started making a card with each.
|Clockwise from top left: Hero Arts, A Muse, PSX, and another PSX.|
Here's the first result, an old PSX scene colored with Copics.
|card size 6.5" x 3.5"|
My son Nick said that this may be his favorite of all the cards I've ever made. While my Copic skills are not very refined (seeing as how rarely I practice, LOL!), this card blisses me out!
Doesn't this evoke the peace and silence of a winter's evening in the woods? Oh, my. My original intent was to add a small sentiment in the empty snow under the hill, but that would have marred unsullied peace of the scene. Better left alone, I say.
I made one card with each of the four wood-mounted trees in short order, and three are blog-worthy. That's fairly reasonable for me. Now, I'm tackling the clear sets and already made three blog-worthy cards each with two different sets (plus a few that ended up in the recycle bin). Nine Christmas cards finished in one day...something's working here.
So that's the plan for using my holiday stash: three cards from each clear set and one from each wood-mounted single stamp. I'm feeling pumped for Christmas now!!!!!
How do you tackle the challenge of and get yourself excited about making lots of Christmas cards?
paper: Gina K deluxe white
ink: Memento black
accessories: Copics (C1, C3, BG70, BG72), craft foam, glue