The 12 Cards of Christmas: Day2

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the 12 cards of Christmas! Today I went in another direction from yesterdays’ vintage interpretation and put together something more non-traditonal in bright and cheery colors inspired by CQC#217.

To be perfectly honest, this was one of those cards that emerged from the pile of scraps from a few other projects and not something I sat down with a plan for. Sometimes those are my favorites!

The ink is of course from Colorbox (a mix of chalk and pigment), the stamps are WPlus9 (Merry & Bright) and the papers from an older October Afternoon line + Dear Lizzy for AC.

Something new-to-me on this card is placing the embellished panel right onto the card base without leaving a border. Totally wild, I know ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I do think a card like this would be perfect for someone who likes thinks a little different – think art & music teachers, teenage relatives or even folks who are not religious.

Are your holiday cards more traditional or do you sometimes enjoy making them unexpected?

Day 1: Vintage Christmas

Still need to take that photo, but there is a big, bad goodie box waiting for one of you!ย If you are interested leave a comment below and/or on the previous posts in this series, link up a project, like myย FB pageย or anything else you can think of.ย :)

Iโ€™ll leave the linky up through Dec.24th โ€“ since weโ€™ll all likely be working up to the last minute โ€“ and will choose a winner after Christmas.



13 thoughts on “The 12 Cards of Christmas: Day2

  1. Trying to get my head around this card and it isn’t working. lol… (my head, that is!) I guess I am a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Currently, I am working on some altered cards that I am turning into Christmas cards…..they came with a cute primitive style drawing of a cat wearing a santa hat on the front and a generic winter festive day greeting inside. I am adding sequins etc to give the cat a far more interesting coat and a “Joy to the World” banner on the front. Inside I have stamped “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” so they are actually Christ-mas cards. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am still plotting some unique ways to gain more entries because I am extremely interested in that big bad box of goodies. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
    โค J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. I love how this is so non-traditional. Makes a change from the usual Christmas images, especially with the OA paper background! Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Q this week!

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