Now, I don’t know if you’re like me (probably not as I do seem to be alone on this one!) but I am not a huge Christmas fan. I find it incredibly stressful, damn hard work and not to mention expensive. I love the giving of presents, don’t get me wrong, but it’s the build up that starts from May/June onwards that I find unbearable.
Saying that though, it is quite nice to completely change tact regarding cards. With Christmas, it’s perfectly acceptable to go over the top, glitter everything or have lots of gold/adhesive gems etc…
With that in mind, today’s blog post is Christmas based showing what I’ve made using the gorgeous Christmas collections from docrafts.
First up is the utterly fabulous Christmas Folk, a range I have fallen head over heels for!
This 6×6″ foldies card took a while to make and used quite a lot of my stash but it does look quite impressive!
My next make is also Christmas Folk but is an 8×8″ square card that I’ve spritzed with Artiste Cardinal Red to add texture and a hint of shimmer.
Docrafts ‘Pocket Full of Posies’ range is very traditional and will be very popular. The colours are typical Christmas colours but could be easily modernised by adding spritzing inks or a touch of distressing.
The A5 Decoupage Card Kit contains enough for 2 cards but you could probably get three out of it if you used your own card blank.
Lastly, we have the very cute ‘Jolly Santa’ range. These papers and accessories have traditional images and sentiments on them and the colours remind me slightly of docrafts Spots and Stripes-Festive colourway.
Lastly, but definitely now lastly, is this bright and cute gingerbread card also made using the ‘Jolly Santa’ collection from docrafts.
Like the earlier card, I’ve spritzed the backing paper using Artiste Gold Spritzing Ink but have tried to contain it just to the centre of the card. The Bare Basic Gingerbread man can be detached from the card and by adding ribbon or twine could be used as a Christmas tree decoration. To make him tree-ready, he has been painted in a couple of coats of acrylic, glittered glued and then given a coating of the clear gloss, which helps protect him.
Like the previous ‘Jolly Santa’ card, lots of textures and elements have been added. The elements used on the wreath have been stamped and coloured in using Artiste pens. Once stuck onto the card, they too have been given the clear gloss treatment!
So there you have it. Christmas starts early for most crafters and although I try to hang it out as long as is possible, it eventually catches up!
Check out the docraft Christmas ranges as there is definitely a range to suit everyones tastes and they’re very reasonably priced when compared to some craft companies.
Thanks for reading and I’ll catch you again soon.