I am still madly making Christmas cards and am trying to have lots of different ones so there’s a decent selection for me to choose from. I don’t like everyone to have the exact same card and I get fed up with making the same ones over and over. But I am running out of time and “oomph” and so I am getting simpler and simpler in my designs.
These cards were inspired by some I saw on the internet, where the artist had used buttons on a stamped image of a tree. It looked very effective, but I don’t have a tree stamp and I knew I would drive myself nutty trying to find the right buttons and then having to glue the little buggers on to multiple cards.
So, I decided to draw the simple tree shapes and use Liquid Pearls instead of buttons. It worked a treat. Even when my drawing went a little bit bodgy and my trees were weirdly deformed or botanically incorrect, it still looked pretty good with the liquid pearls dotted over it (to represent snow or leaves or, um, I don’t know, dots).
Very easy to do and something I could whip up sitting in front of the telly, which is the only space I currently have left (the rest of the house being covered in craft materials, Xmas gifts and wrapping paper).
Thanks for dropping in 🙂