Sunday, December 6, 2009

My Personal Holiday Card - Ho Ho Ho

For the past several years I have been hand-making my holiday cards. Thanks to a super crafty sister, who introduced me to card making and to what materials to use, I have all the supplies in my art studio -- the most important one being GLiTtEr!!! I truly love to glitter, so every holiday card has some glitter added to it before it ever leaves my house.
This year I started with something different and very traditional.
I hand painted this tiny miniature of Santa. The painting is only 3.75" x 2.50"
I placed it in this vintage ornate metal frame.
Then, I scanned the completed assemblage and used my editing program to change the color of the frame. This was really fun and it was difficult to decide on just one color!...
... so (of course) I chose two.

The frame part was then finished with glitter in a tiny bit of gold and a lot of white-ish clear.

I think this is my favorite holiday card... so far, that is.

Happy Holidays!


Lisa said...

Karen, I can't decide which one I like best, they both look so good!

Brenda LaBell said...

Karen, I love both versions!! They are so pretty!! Such a great idea to make your own instead of sending store bought.


Kim and John said...

I got mine yesterday and looooved it! I want to frame it... :)

Light and Shadow Studio said...

Karen, these cards are so wonderful. You are such a wonderful sculptor but I must admit, I love your paintings. How lucky your friends are to get an original creation like this! Thank you for coming by my blog too. Always make me feel good when my friends take the time to come by. You are right I need to share more pics on groups too. I will get busy and do that. Big hug, Tammy

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Karen! Sweetie I love your Christmas card idea and think they turned out beautifully! There's something just so special about getting a handmade card in the mail, and these are sure to be a delight to all who get them!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)