Thursday, 13 December 2018

12 Days of Christma Cards #3

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
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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 ...

xxx


12 comments:

Kate Yetter said...

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!!
Kate

Jane said...

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

Annie said...

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

Paper Profusion said...

Brilliant cards Brenda! I've gotta get me some winter paper dolls! Nicola x

Annie said...

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.

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic set of cards, Brenda! Love those winter paper dolls!

Astrid Maclean said...

A fabulous collection Brenda, great collages, - you certainly have been busy!!

Redanne said...

I always love your collaged work, these cards are gorgeous Brenda, love them all! xx

Gina said...

Another stunning collection! Do you use a machine for the stitching or stitch by hand? Love the effect XXX

Lisa said...

They are all so stunning!! Your layering and details are fabulous!! Gorgeous cards!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Meggymay said...

More awesome vintage style cards, all the collage pieces and detail looks fantastic.
Yvonne

maria's knutselplezier said...

They are fantastic, thanks for showing us and inspirate us!! Your work is always gorgeous , have a nice christmas time Brenda!!
Greetings, MAria