christmas is way behind us but i still wanted to show you the christmas (and other) cards i made to sell at a little market back in december. i just didn't find the time and focus to do so until now...
the non-christmas cards first: i made these by weaving strips of various paper scraps together to create one decorative panel. i gave each strip a little distress treatment first, arranged the papers according to colours and i used lots of foam adhesive on the woven panels.
now the christmas cards: i made two different styles. one batch of square ones, just like the woven cards, with different christmas themed focal points, also made using mostly scraps. (i have a lot of paper scraps - they just pile up when you do lots of paper crafting, don't they?)
all of these cards have a lot of dimension to them: the berries on the holly were made with pearl pen or flat back gems, the baubles have shimmer and glaze over the top to give the illusion of glass, i used real thread to "hang" the baubles and "wrap" the presents under the trees. the trees have shimmer on them as well and there is lots of foam adhesive again.
by the way, this is the inside of the square cards:
the spiral panel turns, as indicated by the arrow in the top left corner and the message is supposed to be written and read while turning.
the other style of christmas cards i made were slider cards. one set is more on the funky side with hand inked paper and holly branches. the other set is more artsy with design paper and a little collaging using book paper and sheet music. the shaped panels to the left and right of the card base pull out to reveal space for the message and they fit into a standard size business envelope.
a few close ups:
here is the more artsy set:
a few more close ups:
i was very happy that these cards went very well and that i had such a selection to choose from. there was something for everyone...
now i will have to make some for spring and summer and birthdays and mother's day for the next market (which is at the end of april if i remember correctly).
i hope you're all well and happy!
big hug and lots of love! xxx
oh, and i just found this funny card in my files:
i made this googly eye card on a whim and we used it as a short-notice birthday card for one of T's friends...