Hey crafty friends! It’s Jess and I’m back with a little more Christmas card inspiration for you. Today we’re going to be creating our own DIY patterned paper background for a Christmas card using the smaller images from the November 2019 subscription box.

To get started, I chose a few of the small to medium sized images from the November 2019 stamp set. I used the Santa hat, holly, reindeer, and the little mitten. I stamped the images, starting with the larger ones and working my way to smaller ones, to fill in the empty space. This helps make sure the images are balanced and you don’t end up with any awkward spaces at the end.

Once my images were stamped, I colored them in with alcohol markers in coordinating colors. I decided to add a layer of vellum to help mute the background and added a set of sentiments!

I stamped the ‘merry’ sentiment three times on black cardstock and then poured on white embossing powder. I tapped off the excess powder and then melted it with my heat tool. I used a pair of nice, sharp scissors to fussy cut the sentiments. Then, I used liquid adhesive to adhere each sentiment to the vellum. I added glue to the back of the vellum underneath each sentiment so that the glue didn’t show through.

I mounted the card panel to a white A2 sized card base and that finished off the card. I hope you like today’s project and that you’re inspired to create something! Are you going to try to make your own DIY patterned paper background? If you are, be sure to tag us on social media @acarddayswork and @thehedgehoghollow so we can see what you’re up to!

Hugs and love,

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