Sunday, November 2, 2008

One down.....49 more to go!


I was inclined to get started on making Christmas cards, today. My husband received a phone call at eleven o'clock last night, telling him he had to be at work at 7 AM, this Sunday morning. So, I am taking advantage of this by working on Christmas cards, doing chores around the house, and aftewards, reading a good book (Deception Point by Dan Brown). In a sense, this is a "me" day. My son is in his room, reading a book. If my husband comes home at lunch-time, we'll probably step out for dim-sum. But, for now, I want to make Christmas cards and enjoy this beautiful Sunday morning.
The image and sentiment are by Whipper Snapper Designs. I bought these stamps in 2004, and to this day, I have so much fun creating with these Jolly Snowmen! What I loved most about making this card is the ability to use tools which were not available to me in 2004. Diamond Glaze, for example, was something I had discovered a year later. I used it on the snowmen's tongues and noses. I was introduced to Liquid Applique also just three years ago; and the bling, brads and Sizzix die just last year. I colored these cuties with COPIC markers, which is something that I had just discovered this year. It's terrific that an older image can be renewed year after year, as new ideas and new products come out in the market.
Are you planning on making a lot of Holiday cards this year? I hope that you enjoy the time creating them as much as I do!

12 comments:

Sue said...

Wow, what a wonderful card...I love all the colors!

runningonink said...

Super duper cute card! I love that it is so colorful! Only 49 more to go- cheering you one! Go Ethel! Go Ethel! LOL!

Jennifer said...

Ethel, I said it before and it is well worth repeating, your coloring, layouts, embellishments are always the best of the best! This card makes me smile just looking at it. WONDERFUL!

pescbrico said...

I love the bright colors of this card! Very beautiful!

Pearl Maple said...

Sweet card, love the choice of colours, it is such a festive and happy card, sure to make everyone on your list smile.

Lauren said...

Super cute! Love the bright snowflakes and the snowmen.

Suzanne C said...

Love the card it is beautiful..

Anne said...

Hi, Ethel! I love the Diamond Glaze on their noses and tongues! How cute! :-)

Chris said...

Ethel this is just divine... What a wonderful Christmas card... such gorgeous colours and so much detail...WOW!!
hugs
Chris xx

Jennifer E. said...

Wow Ethel, you're really going to hand make 50 Christmas cards???? Sorry to say, that I send way too many out each year, so I buy mine--yes, I said buy! LOL! Well, these Snow guys are so cute. I look forawrd to seeing the other 49 cards you're going to make, or will they be all the same?? Good Luck finishing them up!

Tami Bayer said...

This is such a fun happy card. I'm thinking I may make holiday ATC's this year. Love that you discussed the supplies and how they have changed over the years. Fun.

Renu said...

I love how happy this card looks. Just adorable and so bright.