Sunday, December 14, 2008

Quicky Christmas Cards


Here's a few more quicky Christmas cards I made. The one above was made from part of a Christmas card and the bird originally was fuchsia colored foil that I changed by coloring it with a gold leafing pen then sprinkling it with extra fine glitter while the paint was still wet (the cool thing I love about this particular glitter is that its so extra fine it's designed to stick to any wet surface without having to use adhesives). I also pumped some gold leafing paint into a puddle on some acetate and pounced with a make-up sponge over star shaped punchinella to create some star accents.

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The other two cards above were made from a bits and pieces that came in box of Christmas goodies I purchased last year after Christmas. All three cards I used card stock from a stack of K and Company Christmas themed card stock. Of course no card would be Christmas without some glitter! I used my very favorite extra fine crystal glitter after painting some 3D crystal lacquer along the torn paper edges and dotting (with the end of the paint brush) 3D crystal lacquer on the centers of the snowflakes and other areas.


  1. Cool, Aileen. You really whipped up some great cards.


  2. What gorgeous cards - I love them - especially the joy one.

  3. Loved these cards and the various techniques you used. I may just have to borrow, not copy, some of the ideas for next year.
    Thanks for posting.

  4. I often save cards and don't know what to do with them, but that's a good idea - turn a card into a different card.