Done and Fun!

I finished up my twenty cards that I made with my Close to My Heart Wishes book workshop. I didn't really expect much of these cards, because it was just a test run of the workshop, but I have to say it was a LOT of fun, and pretty quick, too. The cards are not the most glamorous cards I've ever made, but they have a lot of layers in unusual layouts and a variety of techniques, and they came together very quickly. In previous years, I found that making 40 Christmas cards all alike could be quite a chore, but I assumed it would be to ambitious to make them all different. With this workshop, I get to make them all different (or, at least there will only be two of each card), and they will still be as fast as a mass-produced card.

I won't bore you with all twenty, but here are the last few I finished up tonight:

As you can see, this one uses my Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder and my SU oval punches.

All stamping and distressing and watercoloring on this card was done with Tim Holtz distress inks.

A buckle card! Seriously, a 20 card workshop with buckle cards - who would have thunk it? The image and sentiment are sequins from a confetti packet, and the faux stiching was done with a white Sakura gelly roll pen. No stamping, just piecing and gluing and a little bit of drawing.

I'm thinking I want to do this all over again, only making birthday cards. If I like the cards this much with my old neglected paper, I wonder how they will look with my best scrapbooking papers, or even with technique papers?