• Mary Spicer

Tweet, Tweet, Christmas time

Hi everyone, Mary here with a quick card I have made for my shop.

Isn't he beautiful? Here is how I made this card. First I started with the main image of the bird and mat this onto a piece of mirri card using double sided tape. I then added dimension to it using a strip of ribbon along the bottom. I ran out of loads of my ribbon last week when making other Christmas cards as these were only small reels I had bought from The Range, so i decided to try Ebay uk and bought of a seller there and am very impressed with the quality of the ribbon and the length it comes in.

Next I die cut the sentiment and a few snowflakes in reds, green, blues and gold to add to my cards and put these aside for now. Then I cut a piece of 6x4 inch patterned cardstock and attached this to a Christmas green card blank using wet glue. I attached the image of the bird onto this using 3d foam pads. I can get through 3d foam pads quite quickly when card making so have bought my last 2 packs from www.chloescreativecards.co.uk They provide big rolls of foam pads and they are superb for all your card mounting. I used wet glue to attach the sentiment and showflake, playing around with where I wanted to place them before glueing them down.

As the card blank was green I wanted an insert on the inside so that any writing would show clearly. For this I used the Rare Earth Delicious Digis Vol 3 Changing Seasons usb which has several drawing folders including Christmas and Sentiments within it. I chose a frame from the Christmas folder and a sentiment from you've guessed it....the sentiment folder, grouped them together, resized them to fit on the inside of my card, changed the colour and printed them off. As I am making many cards of this size I was able to print off loads of these with different frames and sentiments. That way I can choose which insert will look best for each card.

Thats all for today,

Stay safe and well,

Mary xx

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Mirri matts and little books images for Christmas available from www.hunkydory.co.uk

3d foam pads from www.chloescreativecards.co.uk

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