Hello! Today I have my February Christmas Cards to share. As most of you already know, I play the Splitcoaststampers Challenge where we make Christmas Cards all year long so that were not stressed out during the busy holiday season. I make five cards a month so that I will have about sixty Christmas cards at the end of the year. This year I decided to make only CAS cards limiting them to no more than two layers and as little 'lumps and bumps' as possible to make them more cost effective to mail. I also decided to make five identical cards a month instead of five different cards a month, to take the stress out of coming up with five new designs every month. In addition, the size of my cards was changed from A2 to a long 4 x 8 so that I can fit a photo card inside the card.
I've been very pleased with my new changes so far. My only dilemma is finding a new CAS layout every month that still has a 'wow' impact. This is what I came up with this month:
I used a retired Stampin Up! set called 'Celebrate the Season'. I stamped the very large sentiment on an angle in black, then I used a sparkle black embossing powder. I then stamped the light wire in Handsome Hunter and the light bulbs in Rose Red and Summer sun. For extra glitz, I put Crystal Effects on the bulbs so that they are nice and shiny like real light bulbs would be. Finally I added three green sequins to finish off the card.
Have a good day! Amy