Monday, November 16, 2009

39 Days and so many Cards!

Whoa, back the card train up, I just realized these two cards are the very first ones I made when I started making these cards for the 'Cards for Heroes' project. I used the DCWV pre-made cards added a salutation on white card stock matted it with SU Taken with Teal cs added a SU felt snowflake embellishment and I was done. The criteria for making cards for the soldiers is no glitter (Spica pens are OK), inside must be blank or a small greeting. The cards have lines for the soldiers to write home on and a lot of times all they have is a pencil to write with so they ask that the cards are light inside and have lines. I made a few of these maybe 6 but I just wanted to use up some of those darling snowmen from Whipper Snapper Designs that my friend had sent to me.
This card is called 'Snowpile' and it is from the Whipper Snapper Collection. I put it on SU card stock with DSP from last year. I colored the little guys with Copics I used B0000 for the light coloring of the snow around their feet, then B29, B18, BG0000, E21, E30, E35, E37 and 0 for lighting. I used those Taylor Expressions mini mini gems for the black on their bellies.
I know this is going to get old but again I used the DCWV pre-made cards and put SU Chocolate Chip as the mat for this silly colorful snowman. I used Chocolate chip ribbon and puffed up the snow on his hat. I tried to color the snowman like the stamp looked but my camera isn't getting the lighting right. (Notice I said the camera not me, well I never professed to be a photographer, geez.) I used Copic's and it was a ton of colors: B0000, E37, E30, E79, -0-, YR16, YR24, Y15, Y21, Y26, YR000, G14, G09, YG23, G94, G99, R05, R14, R27.
Well that's it for today I am now in the process of stamping all the cards with the Logo for the Organization and with my name, then I put the lines on the cards or use paper pre-cut for the cards. After that I insert the back side of the card into an envelope, at that point I fill out an inventory sheet for the women to keep track of all the cards I send put it all in a box and ship it off to the girls who put them in big boxes and send them off to the troops. I still have about 40 cards to finish for Joey my hairdresser and about 40 for me to send out and I'll be done, do you think I'll have them all done by Thanksgiving?
God Bless


Harriet Hensley said...

You cards are fabulous.... I love your colors..

Deedee Anderson said...

Snowmen -- hooray!! These cards are just so cute!! Who makes the second snowman -- I have never seen that one before, and he is so sweet! Oh my, I can't believe that Christmas is really that close. I knew we were closing in on it, but to see it counted out in days -- wow! Guess I better follow your lead and get those cards made -- LOL! Hugs to you!

Micki said...

Those cards are just adorable. I love the elegant sentiment card but those snowmen are just too dang cute! Love them.