Sunday, December 17, 2017

‘Handmade Christmas Cards’ by Amy C

It’s that time of year! Eagerly awaiting the arrival of Christmas cards from friends and family. There is nothing better than receiving handmade cards.

As pictured above, I have made three Christmas cards on card stock. I used a dauber (sponge) and ink to create a spotty background on all three cards.

The reindeer were all hand-punched using various shapes to create them. Once the reindeer were complete, I also stamped the Christmas sentiments onto the cards. Next it was time to embellish to make the cards look Christmassy!

Pictured here, over the top over the top of the natural hessian band, I used one of the paper doilies, then placed a felt doily over the top. Then I assembled and adhered my reindeer on top of those. To complete the body parts of the reindeer, I used a resin glitter dot for the nose and enamel dots for the eyes.
I used some faceted enamel dots to add some dimension to the hand stamped polka dots on the background.

Pictured in these two cards, behind the felt doily, I have used a strip of Punchinella: the gold star Punchinella was perfect as it fits with the Christmas theme, of course.

Again, to complete the facial features of the reindeer, I used the shiny resin glitter and faceted enamel dots, in red and black, as pictured, as well as other faceted enamel dots around the surface of the card, as previously described. I totally love love the enamel dots! They are a great embellishment to have in your stock! 😊

I hope you agree, these cards are simple, but cute and surely will be a talking point amongst your family and friends.

Ciao for now, Amy C

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