This year's Christmas card is not original to me, but a CASE of one by Debbie Olson. I loved her card from the October Papertrey release using the set called Star of Wonder. The only changes I made were eliminating the stitching on the damask layer to save time and the pop-dots to save postage cost. I also used blue ink for the sheet music background instead of cream. I made fifty of these cards!
Initally I used a star stamp from the Nativity Silhouette set by Stampin' Up as shown here for the envelopes, but switched to the Bethlehem image from the same set when I realized most of my envelopes were bigger and the other image filled the empty space better. I'm glad I found cream envelopes in my old stash, because I typically just have white ones and the cream looked so much nicer with the finished card. It was great to use up what I had on hand!
Stamps: Star of Wonder, Background Basics: Sheet Music, Damask Designs (Papertrey Ink); Nativity Silhouette (Stampin' Up)
Paper: Rustic Cream, Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: 1-3/4" Circle punch (EK Success); Mat Stack 3 die (Papertrey Ink); silver marker (Pen-Touch), embossing powder
This next card is nearly identical to the one I already posted. A friend ordered ten of them for her Christmas cards. This time, I used a darker green ink for the holly and a dark grey ink for the basket image so it would stand out a bit more. Simple changes, but I like the result! I stamped the holly on an envelope to match.
Stamps: Tag-Its #9, Vintage Picnic, Holiday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink); silver
Ink: Pure Poppy, Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink); Tuxedo Black (Memento); Garden Green, Basic Gray (Stampin' Up)
Copic: 0 Colorless, T1, Y13, YG11, YG 13, YG 17, R29, R59
Misc: Distressed Stripes embossing folder (Cuttlebug); white Filigree embossing powder; Double-Ended Banners die (Papertrey Ink)