Monday, November 10, 2008

Christmas Card Swap

I think that I am addicted to swap-bot but it forces me to get an advanced jump on my Christmas card designs.

Here are a couple of the cards that I sent out.

The first card is a based on a series of cutouts that I had done by a friend in Hong Kong. I am always interesed in how other cultures view Christmas. The inside of the card is a printed mulberry paper with silver and gold flecks. The back of the card has my new hanko and my label.

The second card is based on an embossed velvet paper. I take some paper backed velvet and emboss it with a iron. Every season, I always develop an alternate colored card. My swap partner loved purple and snowmen. So this card is a multi-matted card using the embossed velvet and the snowman image.

Front of cutout card

Inside of cutout card

Back of cutout card (hanko and label)

Velvet embossed card (embiggen to see details)


luluvision said...

Russ. I am drooling over all your papers and pictures from Japan (oh! the craft stores!) and am admiring your snowflake swap! Thanks for sharing them fellow swap-bot addict! ;-)

Jodi Renshaw said...

I love the sentiment inside this card.