Friday, December 21, 2012

A Cardmaker's Conundrum

What a conundrum Christmas is for cardmakers! Or am I alone in this?  I want to personalize each of the cards I make for those about whom I care, and I do enjoy thinking about each person as I make their card. However, it's not always possible ... especially from a time perspective.

Here is a card I made for a friend. I am enclosing with it some art I made for her -- it was a "moment worth remembering". When I found this vellum piece in a stack from Little Yellow Bicycle, I knew that my design was almost done.  The paper I used is from Bazzill Basic Papers "Believe" collection. 

I cut the holly leaves using a cut file from the Silhouette Online Store. I tried to cut the same design from extremely fragile "cork paper", but it fell apart on the mat. So, using the off-cut as a stencil/edge, I cut a complementing holly leaf by hand.  The brad, gems and ribbon are from my stash. 

This post today marks my 500th post since I started blogging 2 years ago. I hope you've enjoyed the projects I've made and the tips I've shared. Here's to many more! Thank you for "following" me, and growing with me.

DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,


Beckie said...

Happy 500th post!!!!

Be blessed, Beckie

Unknown said...

Wow, the chickens are amazing and i love the card too

Karenladd said...

wow, 500 posts..I am in awe of you!! That card is beautiful and I'm sure your friend will feel the special thoughts that went into making it!

Lucy Kelleher said...

Beautiful card Ellen! She will just love it :) 500 posts -- woohooo! Congrats!


Unknown said...

love it Ellen! Very nice. Oh tell me is Santa going to bring me a Cameo?

Unknown said...

LoL 2 comments in one post! Thank you Ellen I had no idea that was for ME!