these cards. It is paper napkin sealed with clear acrylic finish which made it translucent and stiffened it enough to be handled.
I started with white panel cards with matching envelopes. I counted the decorative paper strips and then the cards and there were ten of each! Always an indication that I am on track. I really wanted folding cards so I found some blue cardstock, trimmed it to a half inch wider than I needed it, scored and folded the little flap over. I adhered my panel to it with a little piece of tape at the top and bottom and used my sewing machine to zig zag the two pieces together with coordinating thread to make a folding card.
I realized that I needed a very tall and slim image for this card and did not find anything in my rubber stamps or digital images that would do so I decided to draw what I needed. In Corel Draw, I started with a long oval body, added a round head and then a few layers for the hat. Added two twig arms, two eyes, a nose, a mouth and some buttons to finish him off. Added a line at the bottom to indicate the ground he is sitting on and I was done. I did use a snowman image I found on line as a visual as I was drawing. I am really happy with the way it turned out.
I neatened the edges of my decorative paper, used a small piece of double sided tape in the center to keep it in place on the card front and positioned my snowman image over it adhering him with a small piece of tape. I sewed all the way around with white thread through all the layers to attach them both to the card front. The snowman image was laser printed and watercoloured. I dug through my greeting stash and found some blue "Let it snow!!" greetings which were the right colour so I used 3D foam tape to attach it below the image and created flag ends on each side with my scissors. I had to add a piece of double sided tape below the decorative paper to support the greeting. Below that I punched a snowflake (SU). I also punched the insert once I added it so I can see the bright blue of the back when the card is closed. I made ten of these cards - that gives me a total of 54 cards for Christmas!!
We are getting spring here and it is wonderful!! There is water running everywhere and the sun is shining bright almost every day!!