Monday, December 17, 2012
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas cards!
Like many folks, I'm waist deep in holiday festivities at the moment and can scarcely believe that there's only eight more days to go until St. Nick pays us a visit again. The handmade Christmas cards that are going to happen this year have, well, happened. It's too late to create any more that would have even a snowball's chance of getting to their destinations before the 25th, so I thought that today will be a great time to start sharing some of the cards I was able to create this year.
Much as in years past, I didn't go with one general theme or colour scheme across my designs. As I mentioned in my last post, I tend to create cards (no matter the occasion) with the person (or people) who will be receiving it in mind. I think that that individual's favourite colours, hobbies, memories we've shared, the time periods they may prefer. If the receiver is a new friend or acquaintance then I'll usually go for a classic colour combo and festive imagery.
As there's a slim chance that some of the recipients of these cards might be reading this (though I really hope not - I want them to be surprised, if their cards haven't arrived yet), I'm not going to specify who these holiday creations are for (nor will I in other upcoming pre-December 25th Christmas card posts).
Classic Christmas shades of red, white and green swirl through this trio of cards, all of which share layering and dimensional elements in common. The first and third have a Victorian shabby vibe to them, the middle a bit of country shabby feel, and all are united by the fact that they include either lace (as in the second card) or ribbon.
I have several other cards to show you in the coming days, which I’ll probably group by colour as well (though, some don’t really match, so a “mixed bag” of colours roundup is likely to appear, too). Ultimately I was able to make more cards than I honestly thought I’d be able to this year. I was a couple short of my ultimate target, but am still very pleased with the number that did happen (I think ten in total).
I hope that you were all able to get to many (or all) of the holiday cards and other handmade projects that you’d been aiming for this year, too, and really want to wish a gorgeous, fun filled countdown to Christmas!