I have given a stack of cards as a gift and my intentions are always that I give more card gifts. But... why don't I make more than one? I know that I waste a lot of paper creating a card and I usually have a half dozen or so "false starts" before I end up with something I like. It also takes me hours to make just one!
My challenge to myself was to make several at one time and find a design and just stick with it.
I started with the card I made a couple of hours earlier (the Christmas Dove). I decided that I really didn't like the leaves I added (put on because of the sketch challenge I was entering). Here is my first batch:
Okay, I'm on a roll..I should be in bed but I have more ideas that I want to work on... So here was my second card (closeup at the top of this post):
This was heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then sponged with Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede. I rubbed the ink around in a circle with an extra sponge (so I didn't contaminate the colors) to be able to blend the colors a little more. I then stamped the background words from the Stampin' Up! Flores Suaves set (to be discontinued at the end of May). Of course I rubbed off any ink that was on the embossed image.
Yes, I should have gone to bed (the sun will be up soon....) but I wanted to do one more while I was "rollin'". This one needs to be quick and easy. Here is the result of that one:
This was stamped (Inspired by Nature) in Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment (from Service & Sacrifice) and punched it out using the Decorative Label Punch,. And ... I made several of them:
Well, I'm tired but I DID IT!!! I actually made several of the same card at the same time!!
What do you do? Do you make one at a time? Do you make a bunch at a time? A combination of both?
Do you give card sets as gifts? Do you sell your cards? Do you send handmade cards at various times during the year? Do you have a "stash" of cards ready to send out as you need them?