Gooseberry 2011 Christmas
Redbird Collage Card before I messed it up and made it look grunged.
Inside the magazine was directions for a cute redbird collage card. I thought it was adorable and reminded me of my childhood when we would decoupage for Christmas.
I have many times since then also decoupaged many things. This is truly a fun craft. I can literally think of so many things to decoupage onto boxes, cards and so on. For instance you can use your old cute calendars up this way. That is actually a great idea. I buy calendars from Lang, so it's hard to throw them away.
In any event this is how my card looked originally, it's so clean and Martha Stewart, but then I messed it up a bit more like Tim Holtz would his art.
My finished two cards. I will probably make a few more like this, it's easy to work quick when you make a few at a time. Next time I won't use the glossy ModgePodge though for the card, I would like a more matte finish.
I used ModgePodge and Stickles for the eyes, Alcohol inks, ribbon, paper, Christmas decorated tissue paper, card stock, scrapbook papers, embroidery floss, glue and a ounce of imagination.
I liked the look of the embroidery at the top of the card with the bow that was a cute touch.
I cut everything buy hand with scissors, but then I cheated and used a McGills Paper Punch for the leaves on one card. I didn't use my Silhouette Cameo on this card at all. This was truly handmade!
Off to Joann's I go to get some Matte ModgePodge!
Have a great day!