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.
I love both cards, Kylie! They are both adorable, and with such a clever design. I’ve been toying with the idea of playing with Acetate, myself, and seeing your lovely cards just encourages me to try even more.
Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and here’s to another year of creativity and fun! *hugs*
Oh you should, Elle! While I grumbled a bit about it, it is so fun! Thank you for your sweet wishes! I wish the same for you too! hugs!!
Once again, your thoughts-translated-into-actions were most enlightening. While your resulting cards truly are wonderful, I understand why they didn’t work ‘for you”. The trees and snowman pairing are incredibly darling, as is the acetate, but not having space to write – yes, that is an issue. Certainly something I wouldn’t have even considered until I’d done up several *grin* Even though these gems didn’t make the cut, you still have a couple more designs to ‘renovate’ at some point. Well worth a revisit, in my books, because those snowmen and trees are truly fabulous…
Hope you had a most MERRY CHRISTMAS! Looking forward to more of your creativity in the days to come!
I’m glad you enjoyed my rambling, C! 🙂 Thank you for your sweet words too! hugs!
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