Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas Cards - Quick Idea

I think this qualifies as a quick idea - mainly because you get 4 cards made at once!  And if I say so myself, they look pretty good!


What you need:
  • tissue paper in red and green
  • heavy white paper or cardstock
  • gold paint pen (this isn't the one I have but very similar)
  • watercolour paints and paint brush (optional)
What you do:
  • Cut out flower shapes from the red tissue
  • Cut out leaf shapes from the green tissue (make it faster by cutting 3 or 4 layers at once!)
  • Glue shapes to white paper
  • Outline all shapes and add detail (vein on leaf, dots on flowers) with gold paint pen
  • Fill in the background with a light watercolour wash (optional)

Then cut your work of art into smaller rectangles to glue on blank cards, outline in gold pen and you're done!


I used a light green watercolour wash on these, mainly because I felt like painting, but I think I prefer the crispness of the plain white, unpainted background.  

6 comments:

  1. These cards look so pretty! I'll have to add the idea to my ever growing "to do" list!

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  2. Cool idea, and, of course, adaptable to other holidays and celebrations. I'm imagining balloons, stars, leaves etc. Thanks!

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  3. Great idea to adapt to different holidays. Must give that a try!

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  4. I'll be useing this idea to do an assortment of card genres, thanks!

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  5. real cute think i will try

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