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3 Christmas Cards
While I was busy makeing my batches of Christmas cards earlier this year one of the carers who come to help Mam and I asked me if I could make some cards for her that were personalised. She wanted one each for her two grandaughters as well as one from the dog to her husband.
These are what I made.
She saw me using an image of a mole, from a Hunkeydory collection that I’ve had for a while, and immediately thought of their dog who is always finding moles and presenting them to her husband. She wanted something a bit more ornate than the flat card I was working on at the time, and for it to be personalised to Dad.
There were several mole pictures in the collection so madeing something for her wasn’t a problem. The card is around 8″ square. I had the matching background cardstock so put that inside. I cut a panel out of the front and taped acetate in it’s place. Before I added the two decorative panels onto the front, which were cut from the A4 background sheet I used inside, I cut two more strips of acetate that were longer than the gap. These were also stuck across the front but bowed.
Once the decorative panels were in place I put one strip of red liner, ultra racky, tape dow the center of the topper and stuck it to the center of the top bowed acetate.
I then die cut a Happy Christmas and glued it to the bottom strip of acetate so it looks to be floating.
You can see the 2 items floating in this photo just about. Sorry my photos haven’t turned out the best.
I then die cut the letters DAD and stuck them onto the right hand side panel using 3mm deep foam tape.
And this is what the card looks like from the front.
I made a box to ptesent this card in because of the dimension.
Next it was a card for one of the grandaughters. The carer liked the image of a little girl on the stairs from another Hunkeydory collection.
This time I made an A4 size card. I stuck a whole sheet of A4 cardstock that matched the chosen image on the ouside of the card, and a matching insert inside.
I put decorative line peeloffs all round the outside a few mm in from the edge and then set about die cutting the little girl’s name and Happy Christmas out of gold and green cardstock for the Happy Christmas I stuck the gold version onto the green slightly offset and stuck the words directly to the card front using wet glue.
I did the letters of the name the other way around – green on gold. After a discussion with our carer about whether she wanted the letters of the name on straight or at jaunty angles she decided on jaunty. So I stuck them on with foam tape to give them dimension.
I also used different depths foam tape to stick on the framed topper.
I also put together two A4 sized envelopes for this card and the next. Think they came pre cut from Kanban.
Next it was on to the second grandaughter’s card. She isn’t 1 yet so 1 Christmas was needed somewhere on the card together with her name. The cute Santa image, from another Hunkydory collection, chosen by the carer has a Christmas greeting on it, and I had a coordinating background cardstock for this one as well. This time I stuck a sheet of foil patterned cardstock onto the A4 base card and then trimmed the coordinating cardstock before attaching it to the card with fingerlift tape so that it was framed by the foiled first sheet.
This time I cut the greetings and name out of white Adorable Scorable and another sheet of the same foiled cardstock, and I stuck the foiled offset over the white for all the lettering. The Christmas wad stuck directly to the card and the other letters and the topper were stuck on with foam tape.
And here we have the finished card.
Had to take the photo in more gloomy conditions than I’d like because all the foil lettering just gave a lot of glare in brighter sunlight.
That’s it from me for today. Have a great day whatever you are doing.
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