Collage Christmas cards 3
More Christmas cards made for The Packhouse and some for crafty friends maybe!
The backgrounds were made by dipping the card into watery paints and dried then I added some strips of wash and tissue tapes and gently dry brushed some gesso over them to tone them down a bit.
I sifted through my paper dolls to choose the ones I wanted ......
..... and I gathered up some off-cuts of patterned papers and built up some collage layers for the dolls to sit on. At this point I added some stitching
When making cards I try to get a bit of a production line going and use different colour variations.
Before I glued the collage layers on the card I rubbed an embossing ink pad lightly round the edges. sprinkled on sticky embossing powder and when heated I laid foil papers on to create more interest and add some shiny focal areas. unfortunately they don't show up well in the photos.
I had some spare snowflakes so I inked the edges and added them to the cards with some festive words.
These are for sale at The Packhouse, Runfold near Farnham in my selling space.
Many thanks for your continuing support and ...
These have to be some of the most gorgeous Christmas cards I have ever seen! I lOVE the collage and the stitching. It really sets off those vintage images. Beautiful, Brenda!!
What a fab set of cards Brenda...I love the variations of colours too. The added stitching really finishes them off. I hope these fly out for you at the Packhorse, what wonderful original cards they are. I hope all your Christmas preparations are going to plan and that you are also getting the time to enjoy this wonderful time of the year. Hugs xxx
Beautiful vintage cards Brenda and I just love all the wonderful collage of paers, tapes and then the dolls...stunning
TFS and hugs Annie xx
Brilliant cards Brenda! I've gotta get me some winter paper dolls! Nicola x
These are all fabulous Christmas cards. Vintage Christmas always grabs my attention. So does collage. I love your outside the Christmas box creativity. Some much to find in the great layers...papers, paints, washi tapes the dolls and stitching! So inspirational.
Fantastic set of cards, Brenda! Love those winter paper dolls!
A fabulous collection Brenda, great collages, - you certainly have been busy!!
I always love your collaged work, these cards are gorgeous Brenda, love them all! xx
Another stunning collection! Do you use a machine for the stitching or stitch by hand? Love the effect XXX
They are all so stunning!! Your layering and details are fabulous!! Gorgeous cards!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)
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More awesome vintage style cards, all the collage pieces and detail looks fantastic.
They are fantastic, thanks for showing us and inspirate us!! Your work is always gorgeous , have a nice christmas time Brenda!!
Glorious work with your trademark collage brilliance. The rich reds are deliciously festive, but you can probably guess that the blues win for me. Simply lovely.
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