I do love to get my craft on – and nothing brings out my inner Martha Stewart than the festive season. I’m also rather fond of making christmas cards and gift tags – probably because they’re pretty easy to throw together and you can really put your own stamp on them (literally…using a stamp!).
The christmas cards in this post were made recently for an assignment at ISCD – and they were so simple (and inexpensive) to make that I thought I would show you how I created them.
First things first: Hit Bunnings (or your local paint store) and grab some of those paint sample cards. They’re completely free, so no matter how weird you feel about loading your bag up with them, roll with it and take as many as you like (for each card you’re going to make, I would choose no more than three shades of the same colour – as per the tree design below).
Once home, stack a few of the cards together and cut into them randomly with scissors. I find the smaller the shapes you cut, the better the end result will be.
All you need to do then is grab a pencil and draw a faint silhouette of the design you want to fill in with the paint cards. Above I’ve drawn a tree and below I’ve gone with a bauble.
Next up, grab any old glue and glue them down, leaving some white gaps between each piece of paint card.
Extra tip: the writing you see on these christmas cards was stuck on. If you’re nifty with a printer, you’ll be able to print a message onto the paper first and then stick your mosaic pieces down (that was a step too far for me, clearly!).
Bonus tip: Spotlight and K Mart both sell plain white cards in various sizes, so they’re your best bet in that respect.