Sunday, July 3, 2011

July's Batch of Christmas Cards are Done!

Well hello there, and happy 4th of July weekend!  I finished my July set of Christmas cards last night, and am now up to 54 Christmas cards that I've made in 2011.  My goal was to make 5 a month, having 60 minimum to use by December - so I'm a little bit ahead of schedule!

This batch of cards is based on one I made for my DH back in November of 2005.  It's been updated a little with a sentiment on the front and white organza ribbon instead of silver cord.  I used Craft White ink and embossed with white embossing powder on tree 2 and 4, then used Silver Encore ink and embossed with silver EP on trees 1 and 5.  I used Gold Encore ink and embossed using a retired SU! product, Hologram Highlights EP for the center tree.  I hope you like them!

It's hot and muggy today - we've got some tropical moisture coming in courtesy of Texas, they say, so we might see a little lightning over the local deserts tonight and tomorrow.  Temperatures have been hovering near the triple digit mark for the past couple of days, but the forecast is for a slight cooling trend over the next week.   Could be worse, so I can't complain too much - we had a VERY mild spring (here's hoping summer will be mild, too).

Happy 4th of July to all!


Yapha said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Cindy said...

These really are splendid cards! (We're getting the heat and humidity, too, but it's not as hot as they predicted, thank goodness. Though we did have to turn on the AC for the first time this year.)

Anonymous said...

I sent this on to a new-to-stamping friend as a sample of Christmas cards with gold embossing. Thanks for the photo - it inspired me as I hope it does for Kathy.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Beautiful--all that embossing makes is pop!