Times knocking on so it’s time to start the Christmas cards. I know lots of people make theirs in July but I’m never that well organised.
For some weird reason I save some of the tiny bits of waste when cutting dies. I put them in little baggies to use as confetti or just because I like the shapes and think It will save me cutting the die just to get that tiny circle swirl or star.
This card was made with lots of these tiny off cuts and scraps from my bit baggies.
To get a circle shape I embossed a spellbinder embossing circle, this gives a little extra texture as well as a shape to follow. Then with my scraps circles rings and swirls I just place them around the edges. The bow is a small off-cut of coloured raffia tied in a knot.To finish it off I used a silver peel-off sentiment and a few little blue and red gems.
Top tip: The gems are really tiny so I used a small piece of blue tack (poster putty) as a picker-upper.
It turned out quite well. The only real expense in this card is the card base and envelope (and to be honest these are just pennies), everything else is made from scraps and waste. I can easily make a few of these cards with all of the bits I have saved so I’m off to a good start. I don’t want to make them all the same, that would be very dull, but a couple of each type really helps to get the job done.
Thanks for taking the time and stopping by. Till next time, have fun x
Spellbinders – Nestabilities Enhancing Elements Gold Rounds One Die Set
various makes and types of dies for the tiny bits