When I decided that I was still going to make my own cards for Christmas, this was the only design I could come up with that would work in a hurry. Having realised that I needed 130 cards, I knew it was going to have to be what I really hate - a mass production.
I detest making more than one of any card, at a push (for notelets etc) half a dozen, so this was immediately daunting. readers of my blog may remember that this was a card that I have already shown you, so I will not bore you with details of how I created the original. For anyone who would like to know, then please follow this link http://silvercrafter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/you-can-do-it.html
The original card went off to Barbara Gray at Clarity Stamps, so I only have a scan on the computer. This time, I brought up the scan, cropped it to remove the card itself, leaving me only with the topper. Using My Craft Studio, I managed to get four on a piece of A4 white card, and then set the printer into action, with several stops for ink changes. Then they all had to be guillotined, after which I edged each one with the chisel end of a black Promarker, before putting fingerlift tape on the back. They were all mounted on plain white card before the marathon of writing them and getting them out.
Everyone seemed to like them, but I am never ever doing them in this way again. It felt like cheating and really gave me no satisfaction. As a result, I am starting my cards this year in February, and writing them before the end of November.
Tomorrow, hopefully, I will show you some of the lovely hand made cards that I received, all of which I will keep as always. If anyone takes the time and trouble to make a card for me, I always appreciate it and keep it.