Saturday, 1 March 2014

Christmas Cards for 2014 – Heart Design

Christmas card using Wilkinsons Craft papers and foil gift tagsEach of these white or red card hand cut card blanks measure 5ins x 5ins and use either a linen effect or plain textured cardstock.
Wilkinsons. Christmas Craft Papers and Foil Gift Tags Christmas CardThe centre pieces are made using the heart design from a pack of red foil gift tags (below), with the backs cut off and papers from the 6” x 6” Christmas paper pack from Wilkinson's Christmas 2013 range, which unfortunately I just didn’t have the time to use before Christmas. 
Wilko-6-x-6-Christmas-papers_thumb9_Willko-Christmas-gift-tags_thumb7_thI I’ve also added red and clear flat back gems on the heart and scalloped edges of the Spellbinder die cut square, plus a touch of faux stitching around some of the edges, in either black or white gel pen.
Wilkinsons. Foil Gift tags and Christmas Craft Papers.There’s a lot of mat and layering going on, but I have been mindful, no matter how tempting, not to use any foam pads to add extra dimension because if posted they may not fit through the post office gauge, and so cost extra to post.
I wish now that I had given into temptation and for the sake of another £3 had bought two packs of this paper instead of just the one,as I have enjoyed using it so much, I knew at the time I would regret it, and now I am bitterly,  as I doubt I will ever see it again, so lesson learned!