Monday, November 17, 2008
It's MONDAY - time for another FUN HM Challenge. :) This week's theme is to make a ***Christmas*** project of any type. I LOVE cards and its my only talent...so I generally always go with cards. :) Same rules apply of having to use at least one House Mouse & Friends Image.... I went with Maxwell & Monica Jingling bells. The name of this stamp is "Jingle Buds"by Stampabilities House Mouse Designs #HMLR1039.
The main image was stamped twice with StazOn and colored in with chalks and markers. One image is in the background and the second was completely cut out and layered over the other with Dimensional Glue DOTS. The BG DP is actually part of a xmas scrap kit that I purchased at Big Lots in PA over a year ago. It features musical notes of Christmas songs and so I thought it would go well with this cute Jingle image. (though looking back at my card now, it makes it look a little too busy). lol. The card was finished off with edge inking and GOLD brads from CTMH.
I really would LOVE to make my own XMAS cards this year. Then again -I say that every year since I started playing with paper crafts in 2003, but have NEVER done it yet. I dont ever make the same card twice so I just cant see myself designing 100 more Christmas cards now-I'll never finish them on time and it might totally burn me out. It would be wonderful to know how you fellow cardmakers/crafters do it/plan it and go about it? Any suggestions would be greatly welcomed and absolutely appreciated. :)
Thanks so much for looking!!