Firstly - a huge apology to all those who will be receiving this card - think of it as a sneak preview...???
Secondly.... how late am I? This card should be sitting on your mantel as we speak! I kind of figure that better late than never, right?
It was nigh on impossible to get the kids to pose together this year - let alone with Christmas gear on - so I picked a couple of recent pictures and thought I could do something with them.
Ok, so, quickly.....I literally grabbed everything I could find in my craft cupboard that was remotely Christmassy!
Cut up loads of stuff that I didn't need to......
I then cut out a piece of paper the size of a 4x6 photo and played around with the bits I liked...
Here is one option but it was too Red!
And less is more ...... so much better with a bit of white showing.... dont you think?
I trimmed the edges, then scanned the picture.
Then edited in Picassa (don't you just love Picassa?)
I chose the "Film Grain" effect as I wanted it to look like an old newspaper (except in colour).
Tomorrow I will take the image in to the printers, make my cards up and get them posted.....
This project took me about 15 minutes from start to finish, ok so I was rushing.... but its a quick easy craft you can do with your kids and its so personal and fun!
Christmas is sneaking up on us everyone.......