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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Mixed Media Christmas cards

Hi everyone

So, as many of you are already busy making your Christmas cards, we thought we'd share a few we made recently.

We used new 2019 Woodware Christmas stamps, Tim Holtz distress ink pads and Cosmic Shimmer spray misters to create some colourful, inky cards. They were super-easy to make and you can achieve a huge variety of backgrounds, and one thing's for sure, no two cards will be the same.

The first one was created by David at a recent retailer workshop with Francoise Read:

Using Cosmic Shimmer misters to add all the gorgeous colours to create the backgrounds and for colouring the ribbon, creates something quite unique and very pretty. The tree was stamped onto two inky backgrounds and then one was cut out and layered on top of the other using foam pads. This provides instant dimension. The torn green card, the framed sentiment at a jaunty angle and the white card base with a scattering of snowflakes in just one section, add another dimension and work a treat.

These next few were some we put together over a couple of hours in a play date of our own. We white and kraft card blanks and also made a couple of card blanks out of black card. We used distress ink pads to add colour to a craft sheet, spritzed them with water and then smooshed our card onto the watery ink. We dabbed off any excess with kitchen towelling and then dried the backgrounds with a heat tool before stamping our images using archival ink - Versafine Clair worked particularly well because it picks up all the fine detail beautifully.

Creating a second dove, layered on top of the background using foam pads,
adds extra dimension to this design

The larger circles were all layered up, fixed in place with foam pads,
for added dimension

The tree was stamped on another inky background piece, cut out and
fixed in place with foam pads

Using some dark colours in amongst the brighter ones gives this
card real impact

As above, darker tones in with light produces a different look to the card,
but no less impactful than the brighter designs above

We finished the cards off with glitter glue, Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss and clear adhesive gems for some added sparkle.

Head over to our shop to stock up on these gorgeous stamps, ink pads and misters, and have your own play date! We'd love to see what you create and you can share your creations on our Facebook page or via email to us.

Bye for now!

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