Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a really great week. It seems to be speeding by to me.
If you haven't yet commented on yesterday's cards and you'd like a chance to win your choice of one along with a matching envy, please go comment now. I'll have random.org pick a winner around noon today.
A couple of weeks ago I was talking to Rhonda and we were talking about how we first got involved in stamping. I mentioned to her that my very first big stamping project was making a lot of Christmas cards for my family and friends. Of course I picked a project that was very time consuming and difficult for a new stamper! I chose to make magic cards!
Now Rhonda surprised me by saying she didn't know what a magic card was! After hearing that I knew that I had to make a magic card for her. A lot of people don't think you can make magic cards with digital images, but you can! There are transparancies that are made for the printer, and digital images print on them like a dream! Here's the card I made for Rhonda (click on any card for a closer view)
This is the front of the card. I stamped the little flowers with versamark ink. Both the numbers and the flower are from a clear alpha set I have but I don't know who makes it. I like to keep magic cards rather plain on the front because I think it makes the "magic" pop of color when you open it that much better!
Here's a view of the card just opening up so you can see how it changes to color
Here it is fully opened
and a close up shot
I make magic cards with instructions I got a long time ago whenI first started stamping. Splitcoast stampers does have a tutorial that is a little different from how I do them here.
My very first Christmas cards were so elaborate! I covered the entire card with Christmas fabric. My image was a group of carolers under a street lamp so it required a lot of coloring, and I made my cards bigger than the standard size. Quite an undertaking for me at the time, but I enjoyed making them so much! The really great thing is that one of my sister's local television stations was asking viewers to share the best Christmas card they had received and my sister sent my card in. I actually won a $100.00 gift certificate to be spent at the Hallmark store there in Kansas City! And the rest as they say is history. LOL!
Well, I'll be back a little later to tell you who wins yesterday's giveaway. Have a great day, and thanks as always for looking!