Louise has made these adorable Liberty Christmas Cards using one of our Christmas charm packs showcasing what you can do with just a little bit of Liberty fabric and some festive cheer.
Louise shares with us the tutorial of how to make each one.
“I used a mixture of our 2.5″ and 5″ Christmas charms to make my Christmas cards. I started by putting fabrics together to make the charms in the studio. I usually never have the time to make cards so to make these as part of my job – oh joy. I wanted to make something a bit different that showcased the beautiful Liberty fabrics but nothing too small or fiddly.”
“The first one I made was the snowflake. I wanted to use one subject that would fill the whole space on the card. I looked up how to make a paper snowflake and ironed Vlieseline onto the right side of a 5″ charm square. I then glued the 5″ charm onto a 6″ pre made white card. I highlighted the snowflake design with a glitter pen and glued some sequins on with my Dremel glue gun – it’s a very happy day when I get to use that!”
“Then I made my robin. I had a picture in my head as to how I wanted this card to look. I googled ‘robin on a branch’ and sketched it out from the picture l liked. From my sketch I made card templates for each part of the robin. I then traced the Vlieseline with the template, cut it out and ironed this onto the wrong side of the fabric. I used this to give the Tana Lawn® more structure to glue onto the card without wrinkles. I fitted the pieces together a bit like a jigsaw and glued each piece onto the card. I used watercolour pens to add a little extra detail. The eye is a button with a sequin glued on top.”
“For my wreath card – the holly, ivy and berries used the same method as the robin card above. I first sketched the wreath in pencil, used a glue pen to attach the leaves and berries followed by using a glue gun for the ribbon bow. I added detail with my watercolour pens. I love a seasonal wreath on my door but felt that a simplified one would work better for a card. Liberty greens are a little hard to find but the Christmas charm square colours were a perfect fit for this project.”
“For the stars card I found some free to download templates and used these for the different sized stars. Again, I added Vlieseline onto the wrong side of each of the stars and glued these onto the card. I used my glitter pen to outline each star to make them look like stitches.”
“My favourite card is the robin. I was blown away by the love for him on social media when we first shared him.”
Thank you Louise for sharing your gorgeous cards with us. They are perfect to showcase what you can do with a Liberty charm pack.”