When I get my annual request for cards from my daughter's life long friend I know that it goes without saying that the cards MUST have bling! Boat loads of bling! When I was last with Miss Jennie I asked if I should personalize the cards for the 5 recipients. She thought about it then declined saying that she didn't want to 'sacrifice' theme for BLING! I gave that some thought then decided I would try to meld the two ideas.
Her dad is a huge fan of Sci-Fi. So I decided to go with a Star Wars theme "blinged-up"! After I finished this I sent a photo of it to daughter Amy. I was so proud of my blinged-up Yoda! Amy loved the card and said, "Nice mama but Terry likes Star TREK. But I want the Yoda card for a friend at work!" Star Trek...Star Wars...it's all the same....Right? Well when you're a FANatic - it does make a difference. So this one is destined for another recipient.
I'm really happy that Amy said she wanted it. There is a bunch of cutting and waiting for 'stuff' to dry! Quite a bit of time 'with Yoda I spent'!
Now that I know which show to work with I'm off to work up a Star TREK Christmas card. Followed by a Harry Potter Christmas card for Jennie's mama hmm....do I go with muggles....magic....owls...train station....??? (Can you tell I'm more knowledgeable about HP than Star Wars/Trek?) Then I need to make a Star Trek "Voyager" card for her brother. REALLY? Now we are parsing types of Star Treks?!? I think I have opened a can of Christmas worms (or should I say wormhole?)!
Yoda One For Me
~Base card green card stock
~Layer of My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas card stock
~Yoda - colored with Copics, robe paper-pieced, ascot colored and highlighted with Stickles, belt colored with red Sharpie and highlighted with Stickles, buckle highlighted with gold Smooch, cane striped and colored with red, highlighted with Stickles, color puffed up with Liquid Applique
~Yoda (from a color-book) printed on Cryogen white card stock and framed with red and green card stocks
~Sentiment printed with laser printer - die cut with Spellbinder die and Cuttlebug - red and green bling added
~Large sequin green star topped with red faux rhinestone
~Strip of Christmas wired ribbon
Challenges | Inspirations
The Sweetest Thing - sketch
Jelly Park Friends - festive
Robyn's Fetish - use a digi
Crafty Hazelnut - patterned paper
That Craft Place - anything goes
Crafty Calendar - all about Christmas
Sister Act - anything goes
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Here's to keeping my "stars' straight, thinking outside the Christmas box, and looking forward to muggles, magic, and "voyaging" where 'no card-maker has gone before'!
Nancy in Iowa