Monday, 21 July 2014

Christmas 2014 – Christmas Stocking Cards

On my desk there is a small pile of Christmas cards I have received that I have kept as a source of inspiration for ideas …..
I kept the cards below as I don’t think I use stockings enough in my cards,  but they can be very useful when you need to make a really quick card.  Then, as fortune would have it, I found a random pack of six 3D stockings while mooching in my drawers and I thought ……. hmmmmm, the proof of the pudding …..
So, I started by cutting card blanks measuring 5ins x 5ins using white linen effect card.
Christmas Stocking Card 1I then used an old punch (sorry, I don’t know the make) to punch out shapes which when joined together made a fir swag. …… from which I hung the stockings with a little doodling.
Christmas Stocking Card
All I then needed to do was add a few clusters of red flat back gems for a little extra dimension and bling!  So simple and made in, I would say, less than ten minutes!