Christmas 2013 Kick Off

I’m not sure why the sun beating down outside made me want to attempt some Christmas cards, but for some reason I found myself admiring the Country Christmas paper I’d recently purchased, and deciding to try out some Christmas layouts. 

1: “Fairisle Hearts”

I learned from watching YouTube videos that everything should be layered, even ribbon, so I gave it a go, and I find the combination of lace and this vintage-look Merry Christmas ribbon very appealing. I also like the torn look I’ve achieved by using patterned scissors to cut two of the edges. The only thing I dislike about this card is that it seems to be empty in the top right – I need to find some way of rectifying that.11-20130724-IMG_1331


2: “Deconstructed Fairisle”

One of the papers in the “Country Christmas” range is striped like a fairisle jumper. I thought it’d be fun to cut the strips and fix them to a card blank to give a disconstructed look. I still think it’s a fun idea, but I’ve ignored colour coordination and matting and layering here, and I think it shows, so I think I’m going to try it again.



3. “Pixelated Christmas”

I cut out the reindeer squares from the patchwork look “Country Christmas” paperstock, and used foam pads to raise them from the rest of the card. I also tried out using two different patterns as the backing paper. I think I like it, but I don’t love it – I’ll keep trying!


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