Monday, December 15, 2008

Final Draft

First of all, I am so humbled by all of the wonderful comments you have been leaving in response to my last post! What awesome stories! If you haven't taken a moment to read through those comments, I strongly encourage you to do so... there's a lot of love out there. I have been busy working on my handmade gift for my oldest son, Mason, and I can't wait to show you... but for now, let me show you the final result of my Christmas card:

I didn't really change anything on the outside from the original, but I decided to use brads instead of the linen thread to save on time. I also found that by using the direct-to-paper technique around the edge of the postcard, it made it look more authentic. I ordered a custom 3-line personalized stamp with our names on it, and I love how it takes the place of what would be an address on the postcard... plus it saves my wrist from all that writing! I am, however, going to include a small hand-written message on each one, just so it can be a bit more personal.

Then, on the other side is our family photo which hopefully mimics how a real postcard looks!

I am still working on these, and I do intend to get back to regular posting as soon as I can breathe. In the meantime, thank you all so much for your loyalty and understanding! Hugs!

Christmas Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Winter Post, En Francais background
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Naturals Ivory, Ski Slope DSP
Accessories: Vintage Brads
Tools: Designer Label punch, Stamping Sponge

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh perfect, perfect, perfect,...your card is gorgeous!! Great idea about the stamp, love the look it gives!!! Actually I have read a lot of the posts on your last thread, and your right, so much love is out there, you can definately feel it! Missing you, but I'll wait patiently, or at least try, until you come back.
Hugs!
Liz K

Jenn Greeley said...

It looks fabulous! What a treat for those that receive one.

Darlene L said...

Very creative--I have sure liked this idea from the beginning and your final draft is just wonderful. I really admire all the attention to detail to make it look like a real postcard. Very well done Michelle.

darlene

KJ said...

Wowza......your Christmas card is beautiful!!!