Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Good early morning – I was on the road over the week end so I wanted to take a project with me so I decided to mass produce a set of holiday cards for Operation Write Home. This card was bouncing around in my head and needed to be set free. I love to make nature based holiday cards – must be the country girl in me.

One of the challenges over the week end at Operation Write Home is sponsored by Eclectic Paperie. All of their designers demonstrated how to mass produce a set of cards on a bloghop. My group fell right into this challenge – the challenge is not to make a set of cards but to make a card for OWH.

Here is the finished card – I made 12 cards like this.

Step one: Make your cardbase and stamp your pine bough on the bottom of your card front.

Step two: Take acrylic paint and a toothpick and just place white paint on the pine boughs. Just put it on there – don’t worry about it – each bough is different – some even have some large clumps of snow on them. I then dry brushed white paint around the edge of the card front and then across the front of the card.

Step three: Cut strips of paper and adhere to the top of the card.

Step four: Add rub ons – I ran out of red rub ons so had to stamp one card with a sentiment. You ask – why not just stamp your sentiment – well I wanted my cards to turn out – and sometimes when I stamp – oops – ruined card.

OK – one piece of advice when you are doing mass production – make sure your cards are all facing in the same direction – or you end up with an OOPS card but this one wasn’t ruined. Actually maybe I like this card better - which one is your favorite

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card. Everyone have a wonderful day.
Card Details:
Size: 4.25 x 5.5
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Stamp: Purple Daisy Designs
Ink: Close to my Heart
Rub Ons: Making Memories
Folk Art Acrylic Paint

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