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Holiday Cards with Shimmer, Dimension and Shine using Altered Pages Collage Images

Welcome to Altered Pages - hope you are enjoying your weekend! Susan here and now that November is upon us, Christmas card creating and handmade holiday gift making is in full swing. Today I am sharing a Christmas Card I made using a single digital vintage image from AlteredPages.com. This is a vintage Christmas greeting {AP single 601} of a holiday storefront window.


I printed out four copies onto a matte finish white cardstock. Four copies are enough so that I can accent and dimensionalize the base layer, then accent sections of the figures that I cut out and raise with foam pop dots for a faux 3-D effect. I accented the details using different colors of the Terri Sproul Mixers and also made the window dimensional by painting with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer.


I cut out the figures and sections to build up multiple layers using foam pop dots. Before adhering, I finished off the white edges of the hand-cut pieces with Paris Trunk Sepia Ink.

Completed "Holiday Window" Card


This project has gone from subtle and flat to luxurious and dimensional. I just love the reflective qualities of the micas in the mixers. I've also added glitter to the snowy areas. This looks like an expensive store-bought card, but this could also become the star attraction in a gorgeous shadow box.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to go and alter something. Please visit the Altered Pages website for Collage Sheets, Ephemera, Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer, Rubber Stamps, blank items ready to alter, Project kits and more! I invite you to share your creations and post your projects at the Altered Pages Facebook page HERE.

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