So I made a few cards last Christmas too, of course! I even made a few more than I usually do and surprised one or two friends. They were very happy! Unfortunately I can’t remember who got which card since I randomly put one in each envelope, I don’t like to choose. Maybe I should go for one design and ten copies this year? Problem solved!
Here are the cards I started in September but didn’t finish until December.. sigh! I’ve had such lack of inspiration lately and it’s really annoying but hopefully this year will be better.
I went nuts with warm embossing and the last card is the one I’m most satisfied with. I embossed the stars with white powder and used distress stain to color the background. I used the distress stain weathered wood from Tim Holtz on light blue cardstock.
The brown card has the recipe for gingerbread cookies but in Swedish. I practiced using my ProMarkers for coloring the stamps and it’s getting better and better, the techniques differ a bit from ordinary aquarelle but once you get the hang of it it’s a lot less wet and messy! I do believe the coloring is much easier if I stamp on aquarelle paper rather than plain paper or cardstock. I got the feeling the aquarelle paper dries somewhat slower which makes it easier to get the color even, but maybe it all depends on technique. I will give cardstock another try one day when I’m even better with using my ProMarkers!