Never too early to start thinking about Christmas cards,
here are some new patterns for the festive season.
Baubles and Snowflakes - the colourful Christmas
baubles are applied on the front with felt tip pens, directly onto the
parchment to give a bold colour. The border uses the Pergamano semi-square
tool and the star tool.
Christmas Diamonds - once again the baubles are
coloured directly onto the parchment with felt tip pens. The 'diamonds' are
perforated with the Pergamano almond tool and then cut out.
Snowflakes - is a very simple design, quick to work for
that last-minute card. The almond tool is used for the border and inside the
large snowflake. The semi-square tool makes the shapes for the snowflakes
and the bells and holly are traced with white ink and then embossed.
Christmas Lights - features three little trees formed
with the semi-square tool, surrounded by an embossed twisted-ribbon frame. A
simple grid is added but you could use your favourite. The trees are
decorated with gold baubles painted with a gold gel pen and each tree is
'lit up' with nine coloured stick-on jewels.
Robins' Parade - is my own personal favourite this
year. Five cheeky robins are traced with a fine black drawing pen and then
coloured with blendable pencils. The borders are all made with the
semi-circle and star tools.
Special Delivery - in Santa’s new
‘SantaWagon’ ! Just for
fun, this pattern is traced with a fine black drawing pen and coloured
mainly on the reverse with blendable pencils.
There are cutaway diamonds around the frame, but if you would rather
keep it quick and simple, you could just use the central part of the
pattern, without the border.
The Village - a black-and-white design, set off by a
little bit of gold in the windows. Both
borders feature the Pergamano moon tool but if you don’t have it, you
could always perforate over the pattern.
Beaded Poinsettia - I
just HAVE to have a poinsettia somewhere on my website each Christmas.
This one is embossed and then coloured on the reverse with blendable
pencils. If you wanted a
stronger colour, you could use felt tip pens, still on the reverse, straight
onto the parchment. Stick-on jewels are used in the centre. The
‘snowflake’ effect in the background is perforated using the Pergamano
Semi-star tool but you could just perforate over the pattern.
Santa's Favourite - and here's Rudolph,
simply traced with a fine black drawing pen and coloured on the reverse with
blendable pencils. The border motifs are perforated with the four-needle
tool and then cut out. On my example, the nose is coloured with a red gel
pen and then embossed, but how about using a big red stick-on jewel
Santa's Train - is for one of the younger members of
the family. Very easily traced with a black drawing pen and coloured with
blendable pencils. The border uses the moon or semi-circle tool as well as
the flower tool which is cut into festive star-shapes.