Noel

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Last one! The intended targets loved it.

My first attempt at a shaker card, I think it turned out well, considering I couldn’t find any 3d foam tape. And the “Noel” is a touch off centre, but it still turned out lovely.

Cardstock, Glitter, Watercolours, Ribbon

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Season’s Greetings

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My apologies for the blurry photo, and for forgetting to post this here.
This one was for C, who’s an amazing person, and always gets the most difficult card to make.
I struggled with so many different ways to make the “Season’s greetings” writing, only to settle on 3D glue with black holo glitter dusted onto it. The Northern Lights were difficult to paint (since I’m bad at landscapes), and the trees were so darn stabby.

Cardstock, Glitter, Watercolour, Ribbon, Glue

Card for S

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It’s that time of year where I make some Christmas cards for a select few. I made a total of 4 this year, and this one was for S. She’s received it a while ago now, so it’s safe to post it. And from her response she really liked it.

Done using black cardstock, homemade glitter paste, pearls, rhinestones and gold ink.

It’s Coming

It’s getting to that time of year. You know the time when people go mental shopping. I think I can safely say it will be the first year I will┬ánot have to work in retail during Christmas. It’s going to be nice, I won’t have to put up with or grin through the dumbest questions and having a person ask me 3-4 times if I’m positive there’s nothing more in the backroom (like it’s really capable of hiding, and if it is there it’s on hold for someone who’s not you).

I’m so pleased to not have to deal with that for once.

Anyway, I posted WIP pics of the cute little plaid cards on my Instagram last night, and got a surprising response. So I decided to share them here as well. These are all 2″ x 2″ cards for the amazing people I worked with for the past 5 years, they’re also getting some homemade hand salve since it’s freaking dry as hell in that damn store.

And in the thumbnail on the right you all get a preview of me practising my handwriting fancy style skills.

When I make cards again next year, I’ll be sure to use watercolour paper, as the cardstock was a bad idea, it buckled like I knew it would, so they’re currently being flattened out under heavy books.

Anyway, I hope to have more stuff posted before 2015 ends. Stay tuned!

Holbein Watercolors, Gold and Silver FolkArt Craft Paint.