Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is enjoying some blessed time with family and friends to celebrate our Lord's birth.
This post has been long overdue but today was when I finally found a little time to put it up. (Sorry for the delay, gals.)
There are some crafts that require many painstaking hours to produce a single final product and then there are others which you can churn out en mass. A few weekends ago, my sister and I went over to our friend Nissi's apartment for an afternoon of crafting. I have no idea how many cards we cranked out over the course of 4 hours but it certainly wasn't just one (as evidenced from the picture above).
Nissi has a love of calligraphy and an indifferent attitude towards card design. I enjoy designing cards but have weak lettering skills - really, it was a perfect match! :) We spent a happy afternoon gushing over paper and art supplies and bonding over our daydream of one day opening an Etsy store. (There's just the small matter of our day jobs which unfortunately, takes up a great deal of our time... :P)
Now for a closer look at some of our creations:
|These two cards were designed and lettered by my friend, Wyanne.|
|She lined the snowflake with tin foil which looked great in person but unfortunately, I wasn't able to do it justice in my photos.|
|This was my favorite design. Who knew that black would work so well as a Christmas card? I think it looks classy!|
|The great thing about punches is that you can use both the positive and the negative. Black snowflakes look surprisingly good.|
|This was designed and lettered by my sister. Do you recognize where the pieces of the tree come from? That's right, from the tinges of a green punched snowflake. Creative, no?|
Will this be the start of a new Christmas crafting tradition? Who knows... but either way, I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas this year! See you in 2016!