You’re first class

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Today’s card was made for my very good friend who is sadly leaving our company (another one of those, I know). I needed to make a card that would show how awesome colleague he was but also a card that would be more personal, not just one from my stash.

He likes to travel so I thought an airplane would be a cool theme for a card. I used scraps of paper from Crate Paper’s DIY Shop collection that included a piece of geological map of Italy (his home country) and wood veneer airplane from Studio Calico. I used some enamel dots, sequins, washi tape and wood veneer stars for decoration.

You're first class - Handmade card with wood veneer airplane and a map

You're first class - Handmade card with wood veneer airplane and a map 2

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More Christmas cards

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Aaaaaand another set of Christmas cards. To make these I used mainly scraps: pieces of kraft paper, some leftover patterned paper in green and red and fragments of a doily. I added splotches of white and gold watercolour and a stitch to add some interest to the background. I’m not very good in even stitching with my tiny handheld sewing machine but I discovered that marking paper lightly with a pencil beforehand helps a lot. To finish I used sequins and stars.

Handmade christmas cards using kraft paper, doily and sequins.

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Merry & Bright

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Quick post with a quick card today.

To make this card all you need is a piece of nice christmassy patterned paper, a stamp with sentiment and some embellishments: twine, ribbon and wooden stars. Patterned paper is here the main focus point so there is no need for tons of decorations.  Enjoy!

Handmade Christmas Card

 

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Mass produced Christmas cards

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It’s this time of year again! Today I want to show you a design I have chosen for my mass produced Christmas cards this year. It may seem that it requires a lot of work but if you do everything in batches it goes really fast and I made a good bunch of them in  no time.

Handmade mass produced christmas cards My workflow looked like this:

1. Heath emboss bunch of images on vellum.

2. Cut out round windows in the cards.

3. Cut out round window in the patterned paper.

4. Stamp the sentiments sentiments and fold the ends of paper strips (you can skip this step).

5. Using adhesive, make a sandwich: card -> vellum -> patterned paper.

6. Adhere the sentiment on top.

7. Add sequins to embellish.

8. All done!

Handmade mass produced christmas cards 2

Handmade mass produced christmas cards 3

Handmade mass produced christmas cards 4

Handmade mass produced christmas cards 5

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You are awesome / You’re a star

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I seem to make an awful lot of goodbye cards recently. Not all of them make it to the blog cause I keep forgetting to take a photo of them, but today I want to show you two cards made for my  work colleagues who recently finished their contracts and left the company.

For the first card I used a piece of navy patterned paper which I darkened on the edges. I used Adirondack’s metallic paint in pearl to create the splotches. I added any star-resembling embellishments I could think of: sequins, pearls, rhinestones, wood veneer and silver embossed stars. I love the effect!

You're a star - starry night handmade card

You're a star - starry night handmade card

You're a star - starry night handmade card

For the second card I created a watercolour background using Distress Markers on watercolour paper. I stamped the bicycle, covered the frame with Glossy Accents and added a couple of sequins for some shine.

You're awesome - handmade card with watercolour background.

You're awesome - handmade card with watercolour background.

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