The Perfect Bulk-Make Card Design

So continuing with my Step-by-Step to Christmas Crafting, I'm still on Step 3 and Making Cards.
And for these, I’m using a couple of the Paper Designs from ‘Berry Bright’.

I LOVED making these Cards.
The design is modern & festive and fun. They have lots of lovely little detail & lots of depth. And they are very tactile. I love that in a Card.
There are hand-painted painted elements on the Card, as well as on the Papers. I love colouring with Watercolours. They are just so organic.
I also used my Gilding Flakes for the first time. Ha! That was fun! They get e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e don’t they! But I love those too. They look absolutely lovely on the Paper. It was so worth the mess : )

All that, in itself, would be enough for these to be the perfect Bulk-Make for me. But they’re also perfect because …

- I needed to print only 2 pieces of Patterned Paper to make 12 cards. The remaining printing was simply black & white.
- There was no waste. I used virtually every scrap of paper & card that I printed. That's good value printing!
- They were essentially very simple and & not particularly time-consuming to put together. The longest part of the process was waiting for my painting to dry.

So I’ve made 12 of them.

Here’s how I put them together.
I like to create my Mat first, then mount it to my card base. So we’ll do that first …

I printed 3 sheets of my new ‘Painterly’ Christmas Sentiments onto Smooth White Card & cut loosely around each one.

Using the White Card that was left after I’d cut out my Sentiments, I die-cut 24 small foliage & 12 small holly pieces. And I painted them with Watercolour Paints.

Whilst the paint was drying, I printed 2 sheets of Patterned Paper onto 120gsm White Paper, choosing the ’Snow Roses’ & ’Silver Twist’ designs from ‘Berry Bright’

I cut each sheet into 6 squares, 99mm square & adhered each square onto a piece of card. I added Gilding Flakes to 3 of the ones made with ’Snow Roses’. (I used my Sakura Quickie Glue Pen as the adhesive). That gave me 6 with a ’Silver Twist’ background, 3 ungilded with ’Snow Roses’ & 3 gilded ’Snow Roses’.

Using dimensionals, I secured a Sentiment to the middle of each Mat. I added the foliage & holly die-cuts, finished with some Sequins & tiny Adhesive Gems and mounted each Mat using dimensionals to the centre of a 130mm White Card Blank.

Done! 12 more Cards : )
Did I tell you that I LOVE them?
I am really hoping they’re well-received : )

And you can find 'Berry Bright' *here* in the Boutique.

Love Liz xx

Card Credits
A6 White Card Blanks.
Patterned Papers: 'Berry Bright' Designer Digital Paper Pack printed onto 120gsm White Paper.
Sentiments: 'Painterly' Digital Sentiments printed onto Smooth White Card.
Foliage Die: 'Fab Foliage' Die-Namics by MFT. Cut from Smooth White Card and painted with Watercolour Paints.
A selection of Sequins & Adhesive Gems.

4 comments on The Perfect Bulk-Make Card Design

  1. Of course they will be well received, they are gorgeous. I love the gilding flakes and the 3D of the card. - fabulous.
    Faith x