I hope everyone had a great weekend.
Last Saturday was World Card Making Day. I got two cards made - one Christmas and one for a 3 year old boy's birthday. But I managed to finish two mini albums. Yay! One of them was made to document part of the family trip last year; another one was made for my friend's son who is turning six month's old. They are going to be gifts, which are perfect for the approaching holiday season! Guess what, after I'm done making the albums, I keep looking at them and I know when the holiday season arrives, it will be difficult for me to part with them.
Even though I didn't get to keep the albums, I did have lots of fun making them. :) That's why I didn't get much time to make any cards on World Card Making Day. In fact, I've already mailed out the little boy's b-day card without even taking a picture of it. Urgh!
As for the Christmas card, here it is:
It is extremely simple a Christmas card. I like that it is easy and quick to make and if necessary, I could mass produce it within a short time. Don't get me wrong, I love personalized cards. But when it comes to holiday season, things might get too busy (and crazy!) so I'll grab supplies and make cards wherever I go. For instance, if I were to mass produce this card, I will first cut all papers then I'll likely grab one stamp mount on the block, Smoothie ink pad and the stack of cut Smoothie cardstock. I could also bring the smaller stamp mount on a 1" block, Desert Sand ink pad and the prepared Kraft pieces. The main panel, however, will be done at home. The big green ornament was stamped using the rock-and-roll technique - where I first inked it up in Sweet Leaf and rock the edges of the stamp on the new Fern ink pad to create a bit of depth.
When I was looking for inspiration to create this card using the Stamp of the Month in October, I flipped through my Originals - a How to program by Close to My Heart. This sketch always helps me out and this time is no different. Oh, if you click on the link to see how this book looks, you'll see that the card on the book cover was created using the same sketch as my card too! What a coincidence!
I'm linking up my card to the following:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - anything Christmas
Card and Scrap - use stamps
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!