I really wanted to stamp cards for the 2006 holidays, but… We awoke to slightly overcast skies and pristine new-fallen snow one day last November. I grabbed the camera, dashed out the back door, down the far property line (to avoid mussing the snow in front), set up the camera on a tripod and looked through the viewfinder. I gasped, dashed back up the property line, in the back door, through the laundry room, into the garage, CLOSED the garage door, then back out the rear door, down the property line, etc. The soft shadows of an overcast day are so appealing. This became our holiday greeting card to friends and family. The construction is nothing more than a modified Z-fold with a custom-trimmed top edge. TFL. (truly, I do plan to stamp the cards this year!)
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 GMT Views: 711
Registered: March 6, 2004 Location: Cooley Ranch, California Posts: 643
Mon, Oct 08, 2007 @ 11:43 AM
You can still stamp a card if you have a beautiful photo. I do a stamped photo card every year. two years ago I too woke up to a beautiful winter wonderful site and had to incorporate my photo in a stamped card. try the crisscross card with your photo inside!, or try to stamp merry christmas ontop of your photo and mount the photo to cardstock and stamp the greeting inside. stampin up has some wonderful photo corner punches that can add even more beauty to your photos! have fun this year.
tip: you can still have your insert of your criss cross card open so it will stand up. I even slipped the back of my opening insert back into the criss cross folder so that the entire thing will stand up. Or close the criss cross card with velcro and have it open making a total frame! the criss cross flaps will hold the card up creating a beautiful frame.
------------------------------ Jennie Eger Black
Alcohol Marker Specialist & Education instructor for Spectrum Noir