The challenge for November at Christmas Cards all Year Round is to make 5 cards following a sketch. I finally got mine done this afternoon. Sorry, the picture is not the best.
This is a pretty straight forward card without a lot of special techniques, except for the emboss resist of the medallion. I used mainly Stampin Up images, ink and paper except for the sentiment which is one I have had forever made by Penny Black.
There were a lot of steps to go through to make this card. All of the white edges were lightly inked and then I used a glue pen and added glitter. Gotta have bling, you know :-).
The most finicky part was punching out the snowflakes and snowballs, glittering them and then attaching with teeny weeny pieces of foam tape. I think it was worth it though, to have them stand out.
I have been trying hard to make cards that don't have a lot of bulky embellishments so that they mail for regular postage. This is hard for me because I love to use ribbon and paper flowers and charms etc.
These cards work because they go through the dreaded slot. In Canada, the post office has a plastic template which has an opening that is 5mm (just shy of 1/4"). If your mail fits through the slot (and not too heavy), it can be mailed for regular postage. I bought one of these templates so that I can be sure how much postage I need to use.
I hope you like my cards today.
I enjoy playing along with these challenges. It is such a great way to get Christmas cards done early. Maybe this year I will have them in the mail before December 20.
Wishing you all great week.
Theresa in Kitimat