Hello there! Today I have some not very seasonal cards to share… but it’s never to early to start on your Christmas cards!
The challenge at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge is to use up your stash of patterned paper. Well this is some of the stash I was given as part of a secret Santa gift and I made 4 cards in total… starting with this one as my contribution to the challenge.
I had kindly been gifted some stamped images, some patterned papers and some coordinating bows. I started by watercolouring all the images with some inks and a water brush.
Then did some cutting out and chose papers that worked with the images and colour scheme.
I decided to start with the kings image and do 4 cards using that rather than a mix of images. So in addition to the one above I made three others…
To get the added gold edges I used a sharpie pen to edge panels which is an old technique I hadn’t used in a while.
All the sentiments were stamped Emma Godfrey sentiments and embossed with a dark purple colour.
Really happy with this use of patterned papers and gifted images. Now off to see what everyone else has been up to with their stash of patterned papers!