Hi all! Today I wanted to share ideas for non-traditional Christmas cards. We can always try new ways to use old supplies for differing holidays and occasions. It can be fun to play with non-traditional ideas to represent traditional things.
Here I use dimensional mixed media panels to inspire the creation of these atypical, grungy type of Christmas cards. These panels were made using a gel printing technique and layered with stenciling, spritzes and white splatters.
They all have a similar layout. I blended Distress Oxide ink over my stamped images to create a soft colored look. I also diecut silver glitter paper to put behind the stamped image to provide more contrast. To add an accent the cards, I adhered a 1″ strip of vellum topped with a snowflake strip, punched out of a Martha Stewart punch. And finally, I wrapped and tied a black and white twine over the layered strip.
For the full process on techniques used in making these cards (except for the mixed media panels) please check out the YouTube video here.
Below is a supplies list for available items I used in this project:
Scallop circle die
Silver glitter snowflake embossed paper
Kraft paper (similar)
Martha Stewart Crafts Deep Double Edge Punch, Snowflake
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