I thought I was officially done making my holiday cards. Then I started to clean all the holiday remains off my desk and re-discovered a stamp set I took out two months ago to make a Christmas card. So this had to be done:
This is for a friend in Boston who says "card" like "cod", so it's perfect, at least in my mind.
I did it a bit differently this time. I usually stamp the fish on a remnant, then cut it out, but today I stamped it onto the card base, stamped it again on some masking paper, and masked the stamped image before I colored the background. I'm not sure why, as it wasn't really any easier, just different.
I used three colors of Distress ink for the water, then stamped the top part of the water with Pool ink and a wave stamp. I sponged in a few clouds at the top so it wasn't so white, and after I stuck the panel to a card front, I added a Santa hat.
NOW I'm done. All my holiday stuff has been stowed for another year. Well, no, probably only until January when those Jingle Belles fire up their 2016 challenge series. But for a few weeks, it's all put away.
Tomorrow I shall begin writing on the insides of the cards. My goal is to get to the Post Office by Tuesday. I'm afraid Monday will be a madhouse. It may be the official mailing day for Christmas, so I'm not taking any chances. Normally I'd just stuff the envelopes into the slot and run away, but I have a few with questionable thickness, and a few going to Canada, so ... yeah, I'll stand in line for those.
I hope you're making progress on your card-making. And if you've already mailed your cards, I don't want to hear about it. Darn over-achievers.
Edited to add: I'm linking up with the Snarky Stampers, since their last challenge this year is:
NOW I'm done.
Thanks for stopping by!
Some of the stuff I used: Cod and Cod Sayings from River City Rubber Works, Little B Santa hat stickers, Copics (N1, N2), and the following: