Last month I figured out ways to decrease my stress around mailing Christmas cards. I had plenty of cards made since I create them all year long. However, none of them had the inside greeting or the "created by Greta" stamped. This year my plan is to do the additional stamping once a month--a reasonable goal for me. I also realized that a lot of my stress was over deciding which card to send to each person. Making all one design is not an option for me, but making most of them A2 & flat enough for 1 stamp is possible. Each month when I stamp the greeting I will write the potential recipient on a sticky note. Since they will all fit in the same envelopes, I can address them at my leisure starting in the Fall. Then the first of December I will begin signing cards with enough time to even write a little note. Your stressors may be different, but maybe some of my ideas will help you, too.
That brings me to my card. OK--I already broke the flat rule! Note--I did say most, not all!
My last Winnie & Walter order included the wonderful noel die which I cut from self-adhesive fun foam so I could cover it in Elizabeth Craft Champagne glitter. I was inspired by The Gossip Column No. 6 to make a marble background. This is not something I've ever done, so here's my experiment. Watercolor paper, Distress Paints picket fence & antique linen & Adirondack Cranberry Dimensional Pearls. The design faded as it dried, but decided to go with it anyway. Hoping this looks like a modern, elegant design--you can decide. The little sprigs are from W&W Frenchy's Festive Florals which are stamped in Distress Ink pine needles & brushed with water. The panel is die cut with Lil' Inker stitched rectangle which I matted with a piece of cardstock for a bit more dimension. The sequins seemed to compliment the design last night, but this morning they looked way too yellow. So, another experiment--add Platinum Liquid Pearls. Big improvement & it actually had the added bonus of looking like marble--to me, at least--haha! I'm also entering Merry Monday & HLS Christmas. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.