I think that all but two have been delivered by now, so it is safe to show you the cards I made for us to send out this year.
I started with two photos I took this fall, of our asparagus plants with nice red berries. A and I did not agree on which one to use for the card, so I did half with one and half with the other.
Which one do you like better?
I printed the photos on a nice linen textured paper, at a size of about 3.75 by 5 (inches) rounded the corners with a punch, and then got to work with my beloved Cricut, cutting out a huge pile of “Peace on Earth” in red, at about two inches. That’s Cricut inches, which seem to bear no relation to any other measurement known to woman.
Next, I spritzed them with Tattered Angels shimmer spray, in a gold color, and then highlighted the “on” with smooch moonlight ink.
Yes, sometimes I get bogged down in the details, but doesn’t the bottom one look better than the top one?
The last bit of shine I added was to highlight the dew drops with a Sakura silver star pen.
I attached the Peace on Earth to the photo (it is hard to take photos that show sparkle – does anyone have tips on this, in the dark of winter?)
Then, attached the whole to a card made of soft gray textured cardstock
(This is a scan made with the fancy new printer) Card made with photo number 1.
(This is a photo) Card made with the photo number 2.
Have you changed your mind about which photo makes a better card?
The last little bit, to stamp the back with the hallmark. I love this little angel stamp.
These were quite simple to make, and went quickly – and not a speck of glitter, so no long dry time! A procrastinating crafter’s dream. 🙂