Thursday, 2 March 2017

Patchwork Christmas Card

This card measures 5.5ins x 5.5ins and uses a hand cut, white linen effect card blank.
Patchwork Christmas CardThe card uses a patchwork of Christmas patterned strips cut from various Christmas paper pads and a white Craftwork Cards silver foiled die cut Christmas sentiment.
paper scraps patchwork cardIMG_1061
When making a card like this I like to put the patchwork together on a piece of scrap card and then trim the edges, I am always wary of gluing directly on to a card blank as with my pudgy fingers it’s likely to go askew.Patchwork Christmas Card..Once trimmed, the patchwork panel was centred and stuck onto the card blank. The patchwork stripes were then faux stitched with a black fine liner pen.
I made a band of matching papers to go across the card and then added the sentiment which was also mat and layered. The final touches came from a strip of silver peel off in the middle of the band and five equally spaced red flat back pearls.