I hope you had a Merry Christmas! We sure did, hence my belated Holiday Card post. This year I did heavily embossed Christmas cards. I began my planning in the fall; however, I ultimately made them around Thanksgiving. This years cards are A2 sized, like usual.

Since I didn't have any colored embossing powder when I started, my lovely mother-in-law Terri recommended some and her friend Mary Lou gave me a lifetime supply of red, green, and metallic ones. After making a sampler of the various embossing color options, I settled on a blue greeting, a clear desert scene, and a silver star.

Christmas Cards

Since the star and the desert scene are on the same stamp, I made a masking guide for my bulk processing. I stamped and embossed two sheets of paper with the scene in the desired position and cut out half of the scene on each. This way, when I stamped each half of the scene (either the star or the magi) the other half was covered. I found this to be a much simpler method for masking a large number of cards.

Christmas Cards

Like I usually do, I added a hand stamped greeting inside and a stamp to indicate it was handmade on the back.

Christmas Cards

Merry Christmas!