Christmas Cards Imagine If… Style

Welcome back to another Imagine If… Blog Hop – today the sleigh-makers from last week are making Christmas cards, and the layout-makers of last week have become sleigh-makers.  If you want to start at the beginning you can go to the Imagine If…Blog, and if you’ve come from Ngaere’s Gothic Sleigh then you’re in the right spot.

1411B Christmas Cards 1

It was such fun making some different Christmas Cards (I usually make them all the same each year for ease and so I don’t double up!).

1411B Christmas Cards 2

The first card is using the chipboard Gingerbreadmen from the Gingerbread and Candy Cane set, I covered these with brown cardstock, then added Liquid Pearls for the faces and trim on arms and legs, and glitter glue for the buttons.  I had a piece of red gingham paper in my scraps which suited these little treats perfectly.  I added some brown rick-rack, and foam mounted one of the sentiments from the Imagine If… Christmas Quotes Sheet.

1411B Christmas Cards 3

For this second card, I used one of my Penny Black stamps – this cute little kitty, and the chipboard Santa hat was the perfect size – such a fun way to incorporate a non-Christmas stamp into a Christmas card.  I stamped and embossed the kitty, then coloured him with Distress Markers and a water brush. The hat was coloured with Distress Stain, and then I glued a bit of cottonwool onto the headband and pompom. The sentiment I painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint. A hand drawn black border pulled it all together.

1411B Christmas Cards 4

The third card I took inspiration from the sentiment off the Quote Sheet “From our House to Yours”, and I thought the jandles gave it a Kiwi Christmas feel.  The Christmas tree (in my house) is from the Set 2 Mini Xmas Trees, I covered it in pale green cardstock – trying to keep the summery feel, and then used Liquid Pearls and Distress Stickles to add the lights, and edged it in a darker green using a Distress Marker (these are so great for inking the edges of things – quick and no mess!).  The sentiment was coloured with Distress Stains, and then Distress Stickles added, and the jandles coloured with Distress Stains.  I used Distress Markers and a waterbrush to colour the Quote Sheet too.

I hope you’ve been inspired to get started on your own Christmas cards.  The next Christmas Cards to see are Katrina’s, so leave me a comment and then hop over there and see what she’s been up to.

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