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Merry Christmas cards

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! I made these cards in a class at Wrapped In Paper in October. Current Covid guidelines apparently allow classes although I wear a mask as a precaution. Sadly this means I have to go outside to drink my coffee.

Merry Christmas cards: this card says Merry Christmas, with the sentiment framing a poinsettia

About  the Merry Christmas cards

I made these cards in a die class.

The top card features a reindeer cut from a bought tag mounted on black so the reindeer looks black. The cutout and the black-mounted tag are glued to an embossed and distressed piece of card, with a strip of bought paper mounted on more glitter cardstock positioned above the reindeers.

The lower left hand card features bought papers, including one that says Merry Christmas, all with distressed edges created by running scissor blades along the edge of the paper, and inking with distress oxide ink around the edges. I die cut the red corner embellishment and basically just glued or used double sided tape to adhere everything.

The flowers had metal stems, which I wrapped around a skewer to shape into a tight spiral, thereby creating a base to glue to the page. I lightly inked the edges of the petals with brown ink – probably vintage photo distress ink. And, as a final touch, I used Stickles glitter glue in unicorn (I think) on the edges of the petals. The Stickles glitter glue picks up the color beneath so it looks golden.

The third (bottom right) card features a poinsettia stamped onto the page then three layers of poinsettia cut out to varying degrees and layered on top with foam mounting tape. A dry-embossed piece of metallic gold trim, a metallic gold mat and a metallic gold die cut of the words “Merry Christmas” along with a piece of lace adhere to the card. I distressed most items with scissor blades and inked using an ink blending tool and brown ink (probably vintage photo Distress Ink but I can’t remember for sure).

Merry Christmas, happy holidays, happy New Year – whatever floats your boat!

I wish everyone the best for the season whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, another festive season or none at all.

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you’ll know I love Christmas. When I was a kid, Christmas was fraught and yet special. These days I’ve reclaimed Christmas and often around this time of year I post frivolously.

Thank you for following me and reading this far. May 2021 be a better year, full of hope and progress.


Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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