DIY, embellishments, Handmade cards, mixed media, repurpose, using scraps, Video

Scrappy Recycled Cards: USE YOUR SCRAPS

Hi Crafty friends,

Here is a quick share. My favorite types of cards to create are patterned paper scrappy cards. I love the layered and textured look of scrap cards and the fact that I can use up a lot of the scraps that would otherwise be thrown away.

Below I am sharing a few Christmas Scrappy cards that also incorporate recycled Christmas cards. For a full break down on what how I put these together, please see the YouTube video here.

I enjoyed making these so much! I hope to have one more Christmas related project to share before moving on soon. I also want to have a chat video where I answer the most common questions I receive, plus some new ones. If you have any questions please include them in the comments section below or comment on the YouTube video. You can also shoot your questions via my IG @citygalpapeterie

As always, THANK YOU all for visiting and checking out my project share! I hope it was helpful and gave you some ideas.

Until next time,

XoXo

DIY, Handmade cards, mixed media, stamping, Video

Non-Traditional Christmas Cards

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:

Kraft Cardstock

Non-Stick Scissors

Paper Trimmer 12″

Guillotine cutter

Foam Tape

Judikins Diamond Glaze

Scallop circle die

Black and white twine

Silver permanent marker

Black permanent Marker

Paper Artsy stamps

White Gelly Roll Pen

Maps, Text & Ledger pad (similar)

Xyron Mega runner

Versafine Black Onyx ink pad

Acrylic block

Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry

Distress Oxide Salty Ocean

Blending tool

Silver glitter snowflake embossed paper

Double sided tape

Kraft paper (similar)

Martha Stewart Crafts Deep Double Edge Punch, Snowflake

Vellum paper

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