Happy Thursday! I am sure many of you are like me and preparing for Christmas. As you know, I never reproduce my cards but this Christmas I just didn’t have enough cards to send out, so I decided to mass produce a whole bunch. I took a few pictures along the way thinking I could show you all and maybe help you out if you are in the same predicament that I was!
1. I started off by stamping out multiples of my image. I used Whiff of Joy Henry Hugging Heart. I used my favorite ink and paper for copic markers: Memento Tuxedo Black & Neenah cardstock. I was able to fit 9 images per page. I then cut them all out with my square Nestbilities die and at the same time I punched out a scalloped mat in red cardstock for each image. I colored the image using Copic markers: E00, E02, E07, E50, E51,E53, E93, R24, R27 and the colorless blender.
2. I used this Martha Stewart punch to cut out a whole bunch of leaves. I punched right over this plastic container so that they all stayed put.
3. I created my card-base by cutting 8.5”x11” cardstock in half to 8.5”x5.5” and then scoring down the middle to create a card measuring 4.25”x5.5”.
4. I cut some patterned paper to measure 4”x5.25” and I also created a fancy border using white cardstock measuring 1.25”x4” and another Martha Stewart punch.
5. Here you can see everything is pre-cut, colored and read for assembling. The only thing I didn’t take a picture of is the tiny adhesive pearls that I used as berries on my card. I colored them red with my copic marker R27.
6. Here is the card all assembled. I was able to crank out 36 of these in one evening and mail them off the next day.
So you see, don’t stress….you can make a really nice card without tons of layers and embellies and you can keep the cost down by making a card this size.
Have a great day!