The girls and I like to make our own Christmas cards. It is always great fun.
We made reindeer Christmas cards back in 2014 and last year's had cute
little red robins. For 2016 we have some merry-looking, fun loving snowmen.
We made the previous years' cards with finger prints and finger painting but to create
the round shapes for the snowmen's bodies, we decided to try using wine corks.
We dipped them in acrylic paint and used them like stamps. A smaller cork was for the
head, the bigger one for the body. They didn't make perfect circles but they were
near enough and that was fine.
Once the paint have dried - we had to leave them overnight - it was time to draw
and decorate. This was the bit we enjoyed most. We took turns drawing faces and
carrot noses, and various accessories and headgear. We drew neck ties, bow ties,
scarves and necklaces; bobble hats, ear muffs, summer hats with flowers and
panama hats. To our delight, they're not all snow men - there are snow ladies, too!
To finish off, I used alphabet stamps with black and red ink.
We are mighty pleased with these. Every snowman and snow lady look different
and they all have so much personality with their big smiles and cheeky grins. And this
was a real team effort. I helped Lulu a bit but she did her fair share of decorating and
she drew the most flamboyant hats. Markie was happy to do everything by herself.
Both of them did a fantastic job.
teachers at school. As always, I love crafting and making with my girls and I love
that our card making is now becoming a little festive tradition in our family.
I wonder what funny little design we'll have in our Christmas cards next year!
I hope you're all well. Have a lovely weekend!