Home Made X-Mas: Cards

Hello Lovelies,

As always, I’m planning on making most of my Xmas presents and cards this year. It’s thrifty, better for the environment (if you’re recycling/up-cycling) and it’s more personal. I’ve started off by making a bunch of cards for family and friends. I’m usually really anal about how I make my cards and they are usually all the same or a variation of a theme. This year, I thought I’d be more playful with the way I approached the task. I grabbed a big bundle of my art and crafts stash and some old Christmas cards and just started to sticking, cutting, gluing and glittering. Here’s what I came up with.

The Stuff

I turned some of this stuff...

...Into these cards.

I started by drawing a few Christmassy images and colouring them in with watercolour pencils. I brushed water onto them so they looked more painted.

I then added a variety of stickers, glitter and felt shapes to give them texture. I was really pleased with how they turned out.

I then made some super kitsch cards. I cut out cute animal photos from old Christmas cards and covered them with gem stickers, stars and glitter.

I also made some using a mix of old wrapping paper, old cards, paint and stickers. They’re ok but the sparkly animals are probably my favourite of the bunch.

The whole lot only took a couple of hours and I had lots of fun. I can’t wait to get onto the presents next! That’s all for now. Thank you kindly for reading.

MHB

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