Christmas cards and Christmas giving can bring out the creativity in everyone. Some of you might want to use the opportunity to use up a few leftovers and conserve your holiday budget for other things. We love Lynne’s spirit and her creativity as she show us how to make a great card using her leftovers or as she calls them ‘tovers. One thing that mixed media and all the fun paint techniques has given us is lots of leftover paints on the mat or in the paint pallet and we hate to let go to waste. One trick is is to grab a piece of paper or two or three and run them through the paint, brayer them on or stamp a design with the paint. Let them dry and set them aside in your stash. This is really helpful when the holidays arrive and you can grab the gold, silver, reds and greens and create with them. You can even distress the edges of some left over tags and stamps, so don’t let your ‘tovers of paint and paper go to waste. See what you can do with them.
Hello Canvas Corp friends!
I am so excited to be sharing with you my latest Christmas card
made from leftover diecut materials.
I stamped on a card created from
CCB ~ Kraft Cardstock.
Then cut a piece of Farmhouse Christmas on Ivory and
distressed the edges.
I cut a piece of burlap slightly bigger than my diecut ‘TOVER
and painted in the center of it with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam ~ Lime Cordial
Then I added a bit of “snow”
and finished off the card with a
Red ~ Jute Bow
Here is a quick video of how I created my
‘TOVER Christmas card:
No two cards need look alike, just gather what you love to work with and use the bits and pieces to create your cards. You can even save old cardboard boxes, clothing tags, cords from parcels you have purchased, wrapping paper and other great found items to make your cards and then fill in with fun and favorite holiday craft products you cannot live without.
For more of Lynne’s work visit her blog and connect with her on YouTube.
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