Thursday, 13 November 2014

Patchwork Christmas Card

This card measures 6ins  x 6ins and is made using a hand cut white linen effect card blank.
Patchwork Christmas CardThis year I am aiming to make cards that are very quick and simple in an effort to use up a lot of the stuff I have had for years, and as such have been taking a closer look at all my 8” x 8” Christmas pads, in particular looking for papers that have a patchwork pattern that can be used as a whole or papers that have a small pattern that can be up cut into squares or stripes to create a patchwork effect.
Gemmed patchwork Christmas CardThis paper falls into the “using whole category”, which just needed mat and layering on white and then red.  All I had to do then was add a Craftwork card Christmas sentiment circle on a strip across the top of the card with a few large, flat backed gems.
glittered patchwork Christmas CardI have to admit adding tiny gems and micro glitter to the pattern isn’t that quick, to be honest it’s down right fiddle-farty, especially as my eyesight isn’t what it used to be and as a result I have had to buy a pair of 3.00 readers from Poundland to wear over my contact lenses especially for the task.!!!