I usually make my holiday cards every year. I didn't say always...because I have skipped a year here and there. But I do try :) I have a long history of rubber stamping...So I have used that as my method of card making for years upon years. I think it is a perfect way to make cards...but it isn't the only way. This year I decided to let my cards reflect my love of mixed media. Lots of textures and layers and crazy in your face color. However, I did not want to do this one by one... painstakingly creating masterpieces that will probably go right into the bin after Christmas. I came up with an idea to do my cards semi assembly line style (except I just can't make the same thing over and over after years of mass card making for convention swaps). I decided to use Gelli printing as my base layers by creating a mixed media masterboard. Then that lovely piece could be cut up and be the base element on my cards. It worked just lovely :) My first one netted me 19 cards and 8 package tags. I will be making another board with the left over prints. I already had 10 cards created with scraps from a art journal layout..so I am up to a cool 29 already! This was a fun and easy project and a quick way to make cards that represent my style :)
If you want to see how I did this...you can watch my Part 1 and Part 2 videos on my Youtube channel..
Part 1 - The Gelli printing
Part 2 - The mixed media masterboard and card assembly
And here are the card designs I completed so far :) Maybe you will get one in the mail.
I hope you like my card idea and will be inspired. If you are..leave me a comment!