Make your Christmas cards stand out this year with cards made from newspaper clippings.
Perfect for your eccentric buds and those that aren't into all things traditional.
Firstly you need to draw up a rectangle on some thin cardboard(preferably from cereal or shoe boxes). About 13x17cm(5.1x6.7 inches) And cut out.
Fold the cardboard in half.
Adhere double-sided tape around the edges but don't stick any directly across the fold. I filled in the gaps with a little bit of glue(gluestick type). Quickly stick cardboard on a piece of newspaper.
Print out a christmas image that will produce a clear silohette, I printed them out in varying sizes so I could mix and match between the cards.
Using a good quality craft knife to cut around the edge of your image.
Stencil the christmas image onto the front of the card. I did mine in the right hand corners or as I chose to on one of the cards, I used a big bauble right in the centre. Then cut through carefully with your craft knife.
[Just make sure you don't snap the tip of your craft knife like I did!]
Lightly paint around the outer edges and on the edges of the cut out image. Any christmas colours will work: gold, green, red, white or a mixture of a several.
Wait for the paint to dry and then write your greeting and inner message onto the card using a calligraphy-style felt pen.
Brush a coat of varnish round the edges(or all over) to seal them. You could also use ModPodge or even clear drying PVA glue.