No, not really. In fact NOT AT ALL.
However, Christmas cards are fun to create. And, it’s never too early to get your ideas and supplies together and get them done and out-of-the-way!
I had my monthly Card Buffet this past weekend. It was a great turn out and all the projects were very much enjoyed.
However, one of the cards featured didn’t quite work out as designed. I get new stuff in and create with it and I don’t test the tools/dies out past that – just for the one card, made twice. Well………one of the dies didn’t work out using it a third time. Or fourth, or fifth…..you get the point. It was awful! And, frustrating to say the least. But, it happens. better here in a class than at home as a customer.
I salvaged the supplies. I took what was left and used them for swaps that were way over due! I did do a little redesign too.
Yes, they are very similar to this card. That was the one on my Card Buffet, all very vanilla and Copper Foil.
But, being so frustrated, I went in a slightly different color direction. See –
The colors are stunning, they scream ‘traditional Christmas’ to me.
This Cable Knit Folder is absolutely gorgeous and great for non-Christmas cards too.
Just remember to mist with water and alcohol to soften the fibers before embossing it. It can tear it if not.
The tiny bow from the original card is what was giving us such grief. However, this one which was even thinner – I had no problem cutting and releasing from the die at all! Did all seven cuts in minutes!
I’d love to read your thoughts on this card!
Seeing it here, it just might make my annual Christmas Card Class!