I know it’s only the beginning of October, but Thanksgiving and the winter festivities are upon us, indeed! I always complain that there isn’t enough time to get all my cards done, but this year, gosh darnit, I am going to send out handmade cards that I like to everyone with whom I’m close and who would appreciate them! So I think a good chunk of my posts and videos will share easy tips to get those cards done. In the doing of it, I shall be simultaneously knocking out a card or two or three.
Today I have a quick video tutorial with a few good tips that will help you get your holiday cardmaking done in a timely fashion.
I whipped up a few cards with products from Scraps of Darkness‘ August “Rustic” Kit as well as a few craft room staples. This is the first, featuring patterned papers from Authentique.
I’m always really pleased with the quality of their patterned papers – substantial, nice to handle, and well suited to distressing. Last year I made a beautiful ornament with another of Authentique’s elegant Christmas themed papers. Wanna see?
That one took a lot of time to make, but I will keep it forever and trim the tree with it for years to come. OK back to my card. Here is a detail of the dry embossing…
I’m going to use up a good portion of the patterned papers in this kit for cards. The card below uses the same basic techniques, but with patterned papers from Farmhouse Paper Company. There is a sheet from them in this month’s kit that is all vintage labels like the one featured in this card below – LURVE!