I’ve started my Christmas cards. As we know, I can’t draw and have no artistic sensibilities, but I can’t resist papers, pens, stamps, sequins and glitter.
The First Set
Just a photocopy affixed with little square glue bits. I have someone it’s perfect for though.
“Christmas Snow” shaken onto the card after spraying the card with Elmer’s Glue Spray. Who knew glue came in a spray? The parts not covered by glue were tacky for a bit, but it’s fine now it’s dry. The tree is a foam shape from a pack of foam Christmas shapes I got at Michaels one season. I haven’t quite known what to do with them. The stamped Merry Christmas is one of those clear plastic stamps from a magazine. I don’t care for them as much as wood based rubber stamps, they don’t have as nice an imprint. I had to go over this with a red Sharpie. I think the sequins draw your eye away. I love sequins. I tried some Fabric glue to affix the foam tree to the snowy background. Mess alert! So I added some clear Elmer’s. Let’s hope nothing falls off in the mail.
Here’s another bit of foam. I used some “decorative chalk” I’ve had forever and never used to add color to it, then used more on the background of the card as well. I like it. It gives that soft watercolor smudgy look without the mess. Then I stamped little gold and silver snowflakes on the background. The Merry Christmas is a rubber stamp, and Santa is a photocopy. I shouldn’t have trimmed the circle so far, but, it went over the edge of the card and wasn’t going to fit in the envelope. I used the fabric glue more successfully to affix the foam to the card on this one. Clear glue to affix the paper to the foam. There’s a different glue for every purpose. I must have five different types plus Glue Dot variations.
The car is a new rubber stamp for me this year. I tried to make it look like the coloring on the stamp. The color is all Sharpies except the white, which is colored pencil. Why are there no white Sharpies? Just a stamped greeting. I thought it needed some last little bit, so the leaf sequins appeared.