Hello everyone out there in blogland. I am finally posting some cards that I made. These cards were made for our monthly swaps, which I am embarassed to say, I was way behind in. I am trying my best to catch and keep up. These cards went postal to the November and December rainees. I don't have a large readership (I currently don't have one at all) so I am not worried that they will see them before they arrive. In the event that they do, I apologize. At least they won't know what color they get...lol.
The Thanksgiving card uses a Magnolia stamp. I don't know what it is called. I wasn't thinking when I created the cards. I didn't make a formal "recipe" for making them. I tried to color them with copic markers. I can see I need a lot more practice. I tried a technique my sister suggested (I have to get caught up on the card making techie lingo too). I dabbed the cuttlebug folder with orange ink before running it through my sizzix machine to get the colored background effect. I guess it looks okay. One is different...can you spot the difference?
What does everyone do? When faced with a multiple swap, do you make all the cards the same or do you make different cards for all? Up until now I have been making them all the same except for different colors. I think I will have to change that. If I make each one different completely, I can use up more of the stamps that I have and I won't feel like I am neglecting any.
The Christmas card is made using a stamp from MFT. All four cards were the same, however the clothes were colored differently, as for the decorations on the tree. I don't think they turned out too bad. I didn't use copics on these except to color the flesh parts. I know I cheated. I would love to know what you think.