Wednesday, December 7, 2016

4 New Christmas Cards and 1 Christmas Card Memory


I've made four new Christmas cards with marbled paper, metallic-green blank greeting cards and Inkssentials foil tape sheets by Ranger.  This self-adhesive foil comes in 6" x 12" sheets.

For decorating the foil, I used red acrylic paint on a Smudgee, along with two strips from my Borders series of stencils, Borders # 1 and Borders # 2. (There is also a Borders #3 stencil.)  Each of these 9" x 12" stencils contains three unique borders.  For me, using these borders is made easier by my cutting vertically down thru the stencils to separate the individual borders into strips.  Once the borders are cut into strips, they're perfect for automatically measuring the two sides of the pillar candles; I simply score a line along the two edges of this Mylar strip.  Then I cut alone those lines.
  
Above:  Borders # 1 marked with the vertical strip that I cut apart from the 9" x 12" stencil.


Above: Borders # 2 showing the strip I've cut off this 9" x 12" stencil. 

The four new Christmas cards are lined up below.







And here's one encore card...chosen because the stencil's design reminds me of a stained glass window.


Above:  a previous year's Christmas card made with my 9" x 12" stencil Facets, using a Gelli Plate.

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