My creative card making ideas are often inspired by other ideas. For example, in my last blog post I shared with you a teddy bear card idea in order to demonstrate how effective it is to ink around the edges of the different elements of your card. I created an aged, almost treasure-map like feel to my card with some yellow patterned paper and this technique.
I have now used the exact same idea for a card to create a completely new and original card. I have replaced the teddy bear with Santa Claus and changed the colours to a Christmas theme. I have also replaced all the small circles with snowflakes for a more festive feel.
As you can see, I have used the same technique to create my background – a torn piece of patterned paper which has been inked with brown ink all around the edges. Only this time, the darker colours of the card make it appear even more aged and even a little burnt around the edges.
For a really aged effect, I could have also crumpled up the paper before gluing it on.
Creative card making is easy and so much fun. All you need is an idea that you can adapt to suit your own style, personality and tastes. As you can see above, one simple idea like my teddy bear card, can be quickly transformed into something completely unique.
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