Jun 25, 2020

Merry June 25th!

Since it's the 25th of the month, I decided to start posting Christmas cards on the 25th of June - November (and probably other dates as the holiday gets closer). I want to build a stash this year and not freak out on Thanksgiving.

This set is Honey Bee's Christ is Born and it's a keeper. It's versatile -- embossing, Copics, watercoloring -- lots of choices. I also have the accompanying die that I will use at a later date.

I stamped and embossed the entire image a piece of dark red cardstock with Hero Arts gold embossing powder (I've found that Hero Arts' embossing powders work best for me). Then I colored in the robes that Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus are wearing with a dark red Copic - R89. It added a little contrast.

I made quite a few cards with the entire scene (I'll post those another time), but at the last minute I decided to use the 2nd largest die from Folk Hearts. If you are looking to get some basic dies, I highly recommend this set of hearts. I love the longer heart shape and have used these many times.

Added the sentiment and few gold gems, and popped up the heart on a white base.

MOOD WHEN DONE: Happy. Glad to get Christmas cards started and I love how this turned out.

Thinking about starting your holiday cards?  Already finished?


brandco2450@gmail.com said...

This is stunning!And I think it's a good idea to
start making a couple (or more) Xmas cards a month!
I generally start mine about the end of September.

Anonymous said...

I love the composition so much. That one gem...

Leslie Miller said...

This is amazing, Joan. Love the gold embossing on red, and the darker red coloring for contrast is exactly perfect! I'm a heart fan, but really have very few heart dies. I like these a lot! Yes, I have made some progress on Christmas cards. Was doing great for a while, but then slowed down. I need to pick up the pace again.