Happy Monday! The start of another week and a feeling of relief. I finished my FIL's Christmas cards. All 30 of them are finished and ready to be written out. I just have to get them to him. Right now Ohio is closed to those of us who live in Indiana as we are a red state for Covid. Hopefully by Thanksgiving we'll be able to visit him and take him the cards. So here they are!
I will admit I had a little help die cutting some of the die cut pieces. My DH volunteered to die cut for me. I did all the yellow borders die cut from Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Frames
. Tom helped with the Gina Marie Designs 3 Wise Men die cut
and the star (for that I used another Gina Marie set called Crossed Stitched Rectangles (retired). Besides the rectangles it also has a heart, a flower and a star.) All the inking I did with Distress Oxide inks: Seedless Preserves, Orange Marmalade, and Fossilized Amber. I alternated which order I put the ink so I think some look like sunrise and some sunset. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday's Christ is Born Stamp set
. They look like such simple cards until you have to do 30 of them. I think the inking was the hardest part. I did mention that my DH helped out so I wound up with several extra cards because of his die cutting skills.
Of course he was very confident that he didn't need tape to hold the dies in place and this was the result. I kind of liked the uphill climb so I used a few of the die cuts that weren't quite "perfect." I'll use these myself and won't give them to my FIL. LOL! I am entering these challenges:
We got our flu shots this morning. Since we are over 65 now we get the heftier shot. Always fun! I am hoping to get some more crafty time this afternoon to work on some other things. I need to look ahead at November birthdays to make sure I have them all covered. I hope your week is off to an amazing start! Stay safe, stay healthy, and God bless!