I would say it takes me about an hour to put a new card together. Often it takes three or four attempts before I am happy with a design.
At Christmas I do a big box of about 200 cards. I like to have at least 10 different designs, but it all depends on the embellishments I have collected during the year, most are bought in the sales.This is the first of design for my 2009 Box.
The centre uses a 3D embellishment from a pack of 8 assorted designs from Hobbycraft, I have looked on the packet but it’s not clear who the makers are.
Its a pretty simple card, the time was spent on deciding on colours and paper. I just love gingham papers, especially for Christmas, it’s so versatile.
The picture is made using blue bazzill paper with two layers of white glitter card for snow plus the snowman. I have drawn snowflakes using a white gel pen on the sky, added two tiny peel off dots to accentuate the snowman’s eyes and a small gold star on the tree. The snowflakes are punchies with a blue flat backed gem in the centre.
The centre is stuck onto the card using sticky pads for extra dimension.
Now I have come up with this basic design I shall repeat it with the other stickers from the pack with a variety of other coloured ginghams.