Thursday 25 July 2013

The morning stars sang together ...

... and the angels shouted for Job - Job 38:7

If you've seen my previous post, you'll know that, having stamped a card blank wrongly, I had the idea of making ten cards out of five card blanks, which I've done here as well.

These blank card blanks already had the random silver foiling on the edges, so all I've done is inked the Tin can mail stamp with versamark and heat embossed with silver detail powder.

So that's another two packs of 5 Christmas cards ready for selling for Tearfund.

These are for:

Facebook A card a day
Fab 'n' funky 180: make a set
The pink elephant 209: monochromatic
Pattie's 71: monochromatic
Craft-room 56: heat embossing
One stitch at a time 173: use your favourite - stamping/heat embossing - and making Christmas cards
Songbird 25: my favourite thing - stamping/heat embossing - and making Christmas cards
Crafty sentiments: bling it on
Penny's 137: bling it on
Fashionista 18: wings
Platypus creek 37: wings
Bloggers challenge: things with wings
Robyn's fetish 169: Christmas in July
Sentimental Sundays 164: Christmas in July
Get inky 9: Christmas in July
Stamps & fun = creativity 161: Christmas in summer
Lexi 95: Christmas in July
Flourishes 230: Christmas in July with a catch - has to be semi flat for mailing
Crafting by designs: Christmas in July
Crafting for all seasons 57: Christmas in July
Creative Belli 174: Christmas (used an old stamp
DL.ART thankful Thursday 114: Christmas in July
Fairytale 72: Christmas in July
The stamp spot July: Christmas in July
Stamp and create July: Christmas in July
Always playing with paper: anything goes Christmas
Crimbo crackers 46: anything goes
A random Thursday 7: anything goes
Kaboodle 181: anything goes
Bearly mine 96: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafts and me 139: anything goes
Divas by design: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 90: anything goes
An Inky situation 1: anything goes
Inky linky 24
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 16: anything goes
Make it Monday 150
Inspire me Fridays 112
52 card pickup 2.29

A happy accident

As regular readers of my blog know, I sell Christmas cards to raise funds for Tearfund. I don't charge as much for them as for other cards because people need a lot of Christmas cards and can't afford to pay too much for them (especially as they can go to certain shops and get a box full cheaply). I always make some packs of 5 to sell for £2 - they always seem to go well. I had some nice cream square card blanks with random gold foiling on the edges. I decided to simply ink the Anna Griffin stamp with versamark and heat emboss with detail gold powder. The stamp was a bargain - it had been used so it was in the bargain bin at That Craft Place when I visited a couple of months ago.

Having successfully stamped and embossed four cards I then found that I'd done the fifth one upside down! Of course, I could have kept the 4 and discarded the wrong one, but I wanted packs of five. Then I realised that, as the cards had the foiling on both sides I could cut them and make ten cards from the five card blanks - all I needed were 10 plain card blanks to stick them to - you can't see it here, but the card blanks are actually dark brown, which gives a nice contrast to the cream.

So, I'm glad I made the mistake of stamping upside down - now I have two packs of 5 cards!

These are for:

Sarn's Rudolph day for July
CASology 54: gold
Stampotique 109: clean & simple
Visible image July: inspired by a song - We wish you a merry Christmas
Tando July: favourite artist - Anna Griffin