Saturday, October 8, 2011

Handmade Christmas

Christmas is quickly approaching and I am beyond excited for it! This year we have decided to give handmade. So my hands have been busy at work! My Mother in Law, loves Christmas, and sending Christmas cards. She even sends out an annual Christmas letter catching everyone up on what's new with all of the Carman's. So as part as her gift from us, I handmade her Christmas Cards, and am thrilled with how it turned out.

I started with just plain white cards.
Then I used a Martha Stewart punch across the top of the card.
Then I added some navy blue paper to the remaining outer portion of my cards.
Then I stamped my card with silver pigment ink. I used pigment ink because parts of the card are embossed. I purchased all of the stamps used at Michael's. I also added a single pearl in the middle of the Christmas star.
 I used royal blue pigment ink on the inside of the card. I used clear embossing powder and an embossing heated hand held tool. 
I hope that you have enjoyed a glimpse of what my hands have been busy at work doing! Come back and check in for more handmade Christmas projects!

1 comment:

Danielle said...

These are beautiful! You know for December I am doing a theme of Home-made Christmas I'd love to feature you or have you share on of your projects. Let me know if your interested.