Continuing on from yesterday’s post regarding the evolution of my Christmas card for this year, I am sharing two more of the “not quite right” designs I was playing with before I arrived at my final idea.
I had decided it might be fun to create more of a scene for the dog (Penny Black’s Xmas treat!) and the idea of using acetate popped into my card. I thought how fun it would be to have the greeting peek through from the inside layer. And then I thought maybe I should use snowmen. The reasons this card didn’t work for me – the trees were too short and there really wasn’t anywhere for me to write (although I suppose I could have written on the back of the card).
Here’s card one…
Deciding I needed to use taller trees (and preferably from a stamp set for which I had the matching dies!), I switched over to the Joy to the Wood stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I wasn’t quite ready to give up on the acetate idea either but I really didn’t like all the glue showing on the inside. I went to so far as to cover most of the back with white paper. WAY too much work for a card I need to reproduce multiple times. I stayed with the snowman idea too.
Here’s card two…
So, there are two more of the cards which lead me to the design I used for this years card. lol I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my thought processes.
It’s Christmas Eve here so I am going to switch off the computer and settle down in front of the TV to watch “Carols by Candlelight“. It is tradition. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! I hope you all have a wonderful time with your families and friends.